2nd Regiment Indiana Cavalry
|2nd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Cavalry
(41st Regiment Indiana Infantry)
Flag of the United States, 1863-1865
|Active||September 20, 1861 to July, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Corinth
Battle of Chickamauga
The 2nd Regiment Indiana Cavalry, also designated the 41st Regiment Indiana Infantry or the 41st Regiment Indiana Volunteers, was the first complete cavalry regiment raised in the U.S. state of Indiana to fight in the American Civil War. 
- Organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 20, 1861, with John A. Bridgeland as colonel, the regiment moved to Kentucky in December as part of the Union Army of the Ohio
- First action in a skirmish at Bowling Green
- Occupation of Nashville, Tennessee
- Battle of Shiloh
- Siege of Corinth
- Battle of Perryville
- Battle of Stones River
- Battle of Chickamauga
- Defense of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad
- Skirmish with a Confederate force on October 2, 1863, in defense of Union communications, brought the 2nd Indiana fame when a sketch of the action appeared in Harper's Weekly for October 31
- The regiment saw further action through the end of the war
- Mustered out of service in Tennessee in July 1865
According to Frederick H. Dyer (see references) the 2nd Indiana's total service fatalities were four officers and 38 enlistees killed and mortally wounded, and three officers and 211 enlistees dead of disease.
- Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines: Dyer Publishing Co. 1908.
- Indiana Battle Flag Commission, Indiana Battle Flags and a Record of Indiana Organizations in the Mexican, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Indianapolis, 1929, pp .581-588.
- Indiana Commissioners, Chickamauga National Military Park, Report of, Indiana at Chickamauga, Indianapolis: Sentinel Printing Co., 1900, p 272; pp. 275-276.
- Indiana in the Civil War: Dyer's summary of the 2nd Indiana's service
- Son of the South: Image of sketch by artist Theodore Davis of 2nd Indiana and 1st Wisconsin in action against Confederate forces