The Minnesota 2nd Regiment Cavalry was Organized at Fort Snelling, Minn., December 5, 1863, to January 5, 1864. They mustered out Companies "B," "C," "D," "E," "F," "G," "I" and "M" November 17 to December 29, 1865, Company "A" April 2, 1866, Company "H" April 28, 1866, and Companies "K" and "L" May 4, 1866.The regiment lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and 3 Officers and 56 Enlisted men by disease. Total 63.
Duty at Fort Snelling and garrison posts on Minnesota frontier until May, 1864.
March to Fort Ridgley May 24-28, 1864. Sully's Expedition against hostile Indians west of the Missouri River June 5 to October 15, 1864. March to Fort Sully, Missouri River, June 5-July 1. Pursuit of Indians to the Bad Lands July 5-28. Battle of Tah Kah A Kuty or Killdeer Mountain July 28. Passage of the Bad Lands August 3-18. Action at Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River, August 8-9. Rescue of Fiske's Emigrant train September 10-30. Engaged in frontier and patrol duty between Forts Wadsworth, Abercrombie, Ripley and Ridgley, Headquarters at Fort Snelling, until May, 1866.
The composite rosters of this unit contains the names of 1909 men
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