2nd Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry
|2nd Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry|
|Active||May 1861 to October 31, 1861|
|Engagements||Battle of Wilson's Creek|
The 2nd Kansas Infantry was organized in Lawrence, Kansas and mustered in for three months. It mustered in on June 20, 1861, at Kansas City, Missouri under the command of Colonel Robert Byington Mitchell.
The 2nd Kansas Infantry mustered out of service on October 31, 1861. Many of the officers and enlisted men transferred to the 2nd Kansas Cavalry.
Advance on Springfield, Missouri, June 29-July 5. Expedition from Springfield to Forsyth July 20–25. Action at Forsyth July 22. Dug Springs August 2. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. March to Rolla, thence to St. Louis August 11–22. Operations in northeast Missouri August 30-September 7. Paris September 2. Shelbina September 4. Iatan September 4. Capture of St. Joseph September 13. Moved to Wyandotte, Kansas, to resist Price's invasion.
The regiment lost a total of 17 men during service; 1 officer and 12 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 3 enlisted men died of disease.
- Colonel Robert Byington Mitchell
- Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Blair
- George Washington Glick - governor of Kansas (1883–1885)
- Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
- Official Military History of Kansas Regiments During the War for the Suppression of the Great Rebellion (Leavenworth: W. S. Burke), 1870.
- This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.
- History of the 2nd Kansas Infantry by the Museum of the Kansas National Guard
- 2nd Kansas Infantry history from Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, 1861-1865 (1896)