1st Indiana Cavalry (Cos. I and K)

   

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Notes: The only two companies of the 1st Indiana Cavalry to serve at the Siege of Petersburg were Company I, also known as Stewart’s Independent Company of Indiana Cavalry and Company K, also known as Bracken’s Independent Company of Indiana Cavalry.

Muster In:

  • Co. I: Organized at Terre Haute, Ind., for one year’s State service April 25, 1861. Mustered in for three years’ service July 4, 1861.1
  • Co. K: Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., June 20, 1861, and mustered in July 9, 1861.2

Muster Out:

  • Co. I: Old members mustered out July 3, 1864. Veterans and Recruits mustered out May 31, 1865.3
  • Co. K: Veterans and Recruits mustered out May 31, 1865.4

Commander(s):
Captain Theodore Majtheny
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Lieutenant William O. Hedrick
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

  • Commander: Captain Theodore Majtheny (Co. K only?)(July 31, 1864)9
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10

  • Commander: Captain Theodore Majtheny (August 31, 1864)11
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  • Note: Only Company K of the 1st Indiana Cavalry was left at this point. Company I had ceased to exist in July 1864.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12

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  • Note: Only Company K of the 1st Indiana Cavalry was left at this point. Company I had ceased to exist in July 1864.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13

  • Commander: Captain Theodore Majtheny (October 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Only Company K of the 1st Indiana Cavalry was left at this point. Company I had ceased to exist in July 1864.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

  • Commander: Lieutenant William O. Hedrick (December 31, 1864)16
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  • Note: Only Company K of the 1st Indiana Cavalry was left at this point. Company I had ceased to exist in July 1864.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Lieutenant William O. Hedrick (January 31 & February 28, 1865)19,20
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Only Company K of the 1st Indiana Cavalry was left at this point. Company I had ceased to exist in July 1864.21,22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army23,24

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  • Note: Only Company K of the 1st Indiana Cavalry was left at this point.25

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26,27:

  • At Headquarters Army of the Potomac to May, 1865, participating in all the services of these headquarters.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 218
      6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 218
      7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 250
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 728
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 728
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 611: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”: Company I is not listed in the Official Records.  Why not?  Did the remaining members simply get consolidated into Company K?
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 611: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      12. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1297.
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 457: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 457: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 324: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 324: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 324: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 564: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 581: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 564: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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