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3rd Indiana Cavalry

Organized: Madison, IN; mustered in 22 August 1861

 

Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Maj. George H. Chapman

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Division - Pleasonton's Cavalry Division
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division


Unit history

6 Companies - A to F - were formed at Madison in August 1861, originally intended for the First Indiana Cavalry regiment. They were designated the 3rd Cavalry and assigned to the Army of the Potomac on 22 October 1861. These Companies were known as the East or Right Wing or Battalion of the Regiment, and it was they who were on the Maryland Campaign of 1862.

Companies G, H, I, and K were formed between October and December 1861 and were assigned to the Army of the Ohio in the Western Theater. Companies L (est. October 1862) and M (December 1862) were added later. These 6 Companies were the West (or Left) Wing of the regiment. The were eventually transferred to the 8th Indiana Cavalry.

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #21: Cavalry Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #90: Second Brigade, Cavalry Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #121: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM

We have 11 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ASgtFallis, David A.KIA   09/08     We have some details for this person
APvtQuinn, James MWIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
BPvtHanna, William A.MWIA   09/00     We have some details for this person
BPvtWiseman, Henry W.Died (d)   10/13     We have some details for this person
DCorpBuchanan, Pleasant Died (d)   11/01     We have some details for this person
DPvtTrester, Oliver H.MWIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
ESgtLewis, Joseph KIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
EPvtSeever, Smyrna W.MWIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
FCorpPickerill, William Nimon        We have some details for this person
FCorpWilliamson, James W.KIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
F&SMajChapman, George Henry        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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