Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

2nd Regiment

2nd Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry
Brief history and link to roster
2nd Regiment Indian Rome Guard

Organized on Big Creek and at Five-Mile Creek, Kansas, June 22 to July 18, 1862. Attached to Dept of Kansas to August, 1862. lot Brigade, Dept. of Kansas, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, let Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. District of Northwest Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. lot Brigade, District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Dept of Arkansas, to February, 1864. Indian Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1806.

SERVICE. - Expedition Into Indian Territory May 25-July 28, 1862. Capture of Fort Gibson July 18. Bayou Bernard, 1. T., July 28. Blount's Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas September 17-December 3. Shirley's Ford, Spring River, September 20. Expedition to Sarcoxie September 28-30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Old Fort Wayne or Beattie's Prairie, near Maysville, October 22. Cane Hill, Boston Mountains, November 28, Capture of Fort Davis December. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-29, Capture of Van Buren December 29. Sent to Indian Territory and occupy line of the Arkansas River and protect friendly Indians, with Headquarters at Fort Smith, Ark., and at Fort Gibson, I. T., till May, 1865. Near Fort Gibson, 1. T., May 20, 1863. Fort Blount and Fort Gibson May 22. Operations near Fort Gibson June 6-20. Greenlief Prairie June 16. Cabin Creek July 1-2. Elk Creek, near Honey Springs, July 17. Operation in Cherokee Nation September 11-25. Repulse of Quantrell's attack on Fort Gibson December 16. Near Sheldon Place, Barren fork, December 18. Cabin Creek December 19. Mustered out May 31, 1865.

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Sources:

 

  •       Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 Volumes. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  •       National Park Service. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

 


 


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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Regiments | Tags: Cherokee , Kansas , Missouri , 3RD DIVISION , Arkansas , Fort Davis
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