2nd Minnesota Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
|2nd Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Cavalry|
Flag of Minnesota
|Active||December 5, 1863, to May 4, 1866|
|Engagements||Battle of Killdeer Mountain|
It was mustered in at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. for three year's service on December 5, 1863, and were mustered out on November 17, 1865, and May 4, 1866. The 2nd Minnesota Cavalry served entirely in Minnesota, Dakota Territory, and Montana Territory guarding the frontier against the Sioux Indians.
Battles and campaigns
- Battle of Tah Kah A Kuty or Killdeer Mountain, July 28, 1864.
- Action at Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River, August 8 to 9, 1864.
- Rescue of Fisk's Emigrant train, September 10 to 30,1864.
- Colonel Robert Neill McLaren
Casualties and total strength
The 2nd Minnesota Cavalry had 4 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and an additional 3 officers and 56 enlisted men died of disease. Total fatalities were 63.
- Andrews, C. C., ed. (1891). Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865. St. Paul, Minn: Printed for the state by the Pioneer Press Co.
- Jones, Robert Huhn (1960). The Civil War in the Northwest. University of Oklahoma Press.
- The Civil War Archive Website
- Narrative of the Minnesota Second Regiment of Cavalry
- Map of General Sully's 1864 Campaign
- Minnesota Historical Society page on Minnesota and the Civil War
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