C.W. Ford 3rd Indiana Cavalry collection
Scope and Contents
The second folder has a handwritten history of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry, detailing where the men went and what they did. There is a list of money collected from each company to erect a monument. Finally, there is also a record of actions for the 3rd Cavalry, approximately during 1862-1864: the item is one long document that has been broken into three different pieces. It is a list of the engagements that the 3rd Cavalry participated in with columns listing the type of engagement, companies engaged, location of engagement, date, and numbers killed, wounded and captured. The document starts with July 21st, 1862 and ends with March 1st, 1864. Major engagements listed include South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Brandy Station, Richmond and an assortment of other engagements and skirmishes.
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Conditions Governing Use
Companies G, H, I and K fought predominantly in Tennessee and Kentucky, participating in the battle of Shiloh until it joined Sherman’s Army on his March to the Sea where they eventually merged with the Eighth Indiana Cavalry.
Source: Turner, Ann Guide to Indiana Civil War Manuscripts 1965.
0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)
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