Second Cavalry. Cols., Washington L. Elliott, Edward Hatch, Datus E. Coon, Lieut.-Cols., Edward Hatch, William P. Hepburn, Charles C. Horton; Majs., Edward Hatch, William P. Hepburn, Datus E. Coon, Hiram W. Love, Frank A. Kendrick, William W. Eaton, Charles C. Horton, Gustavus Schnitzer, Charles P. Moore, Samuel Foster.
The 2nd cavalry was mustered in at Davenport Aug. 25, 1861,
But by the middle of November it was engaged in the hardest campaign of its history — resisting Hood’s invasion of Tennessee. With headquarters near Florence, Ala., it watched and fought his advance step by – step, formed with Coon’s brigade the rear-guard of the Federal army as it fell back to Franklin, and in the battle there played an important part on the left. Then followed the battle of Nashville, in which the gallant regiment, with the whole of Hatch’s division, dismounted and fought as infantry, storming and capturing forts and driving the enemy in dismay. This was the regiment’s last active campaign.