Colonel T. Lyle Dickey
4th Illinois Cavalry
The Above Picture of Colonel Dickey was Donated by:
Mr. Stephen Osman
On August 1861, Judge T. Lyle Dickey, of Ottawa, LaSalle County was authorized by the Secretary of War to raise and organize a regiment of cavalry.
Sometime afterwards, but before the Regiment was complete, a controversy arose between the Secretary of War and Governor Yates, of Illinois. In the settlement of which it was conceded that the Governor should commission the officers selected by Dickey, and the organization went upon the record as the Fourth Illinois Cavalry.
So on the 26th day of September, 1861, the Regiment was mustered into the United States military service for a period of 3 years and soon after took up its line of march for Springfield where it received its arms, which were not removed from their cases, however, until the command arrived at Cairo
The regiment left Ottawa with 1050 enlisted men and 46 Officers. Three years later, when we returned to Springfield to be mustered out, we had 340 men, exclusive of 116 that re-enlisted and a few that received commissions in colored regiments. P. O. Avery, Company "I", 4th Illinois Cavalry
This Site Is Dedicated To
The Memory Of
My Great Grand Father
Joseph Smith Fanning
Picture of Col Dickey and Daughter, Donated by:Stephen Osman
Complete Roster of the 4th Illinois Cavalry
Field and Staff Consolidated with the 12th
Roster of the "Unassigned Recruits and Band"
Roster of Company A, Consolidated
Roster of Company B, Consolidated
Roster of Company C, Consolidated
Roster of Company D, Consolidated
Roster of Company E, Consolidated
4th Illinois Cavalrymen P.O.W.'s at Camp Ford
4th Illinois Cavalrymen P.O.W.'s at Andersonville Prison
Andersonville Photographed by Mary Anne Wallace
4th Illinois Cavalryman accounts at Andersonville
Diary of the 4th Illinois Cavalry by: Mr. P.O.Avery
Diary of the 4th Illinois Cavalry by: Thomas K. Mitchell
Enlist on Board The U.S.S. Cairo
Fort Henry Battle Summaries
Fort Donelson Battle Summaries
The Battle for Fort Donelson by: General Lew Wallace
The Capture of Fort Donelson "Century Magazine"
Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest escapes from Fort Donelson
Shiloh Pictures, Photographed by: Maryanne Wallace
"Shiloh's" Time Line
"Shiloh" The Battle Begins
Complete list of all Regiments who fought at Shiloh With Pictures
Civil War Drawing of "Pittsburgh Landing"
Visit Don Sides Shiloh's 140th Aniversary Re-Enactment"
Colonel T. Lyle Dickey's letter to his Aunt, on the Battle of Shiloh
A Letter Home, W.H.L. Wallace
Picture of W.H.L.Wallace's Horse in from of Home
Picture of W.H.L.Wallace Home
Wonderful Web Site Battle Accounts of "Shiloh"
General Lew Wallace becomes Governor of New Mexico
The Weekly Philadelphia Times October 26, 1878
Memphis Tennessee to Vicksburg Mississippi Campaign Report
Van Dorn's Raid on Holly Springs by: Edward G. Longacre
Picture of 7th Kansas And 4th Illinois Cavalry at Camp Oxford
Raid on Mobile and Ohio Railroad
A Civil War Drawings of Holly Springs
The Death of Col. McCullough:by Don Sides
Colonel Theophilus Lyle Dickey Report on Coffeeville
Treadwell's Plantation, a story told by a young Confederate Solder
The 80th Illinois Infantry and the 4th Illinios at Colliersville"
"Union Graves in Mississippi"
Lieutenant Colonel William McCullough Killed by: Mr. Don Sides
William Orme Writes Lincoln about McCullough
14th Mississippi Infantry killed Colonel William F. McCullough
The Battle for Coffeeville Mississippi
The Mississippi Central Railroad Campaign by Mr. Don Sides
A sad story of William Stillhammer by: Mr. Don Sides
The New York Times, Reports action at Coffeeville Mississippi
Jeff Davis Legion written by: Mr. Robert Cook
General U.S. Grant A Short Biography on the Battlefield
10 Men from the 4th Illinois Cavalry became Prisoners of War
The Cotton Raid In Mississippi, By Judy Simpson
W O Rogers: By Judy Simpson
5 Letters From Home, Donated by Mr. Joey Wooldridge
Battle at Brownsville April 19th through 23rd 1865
Location of Graves of the Men of the 4th Illinois Cavalry
Civil War Dispatch's pertaining to the 4th Illinois Cavalry
General Grants Special Orders Number 5
General Grant Special Order No. 11 what to do with the Jews
Ex-Slaves formed the 3rd Illinois Cavalry
Lyle T. Dickey written by: C.D.Burchfield
"Lincoln and Lyle Dickey" They Kept Up The Fight
The Patriotism of Illinois by: Mr Tom Eddy
The Carlisle Herald 1869 "The Roll of Honor"
Court Martial of " Asmiel Harmenn" of Company "A"
Court Martial of "Joseph Smith Fanning" of Company "F"
Hiram Sturgeon captured by the 4th Illinois Cavalry
William Metcafe, a boy files a claim against the 4th Illinois Cavalry
7th Kansas Cavalry rode together
Colonel Osbrand and Emery to lead the 3rd Illinois Cavalry
4th Iowa Cavalry and the 4th Illinois Cavalry
The New Orleans Daily Crescent Published December 17, 1860
The Hartford Convention
Grant's Order of Execution
Soldiers executed during the Civil War
They Answered The Last Call, Taps Sounded
What happened to the men of Company F
Please Help I.D. this old soldier, by Dan West
4th Cavalry Soldiers Buried in Illinois
General Sherman's farewell speach to his army
Civil War vocabulary and slang used by both North and South
MHI Photo Database Photos of 4th Illinois Cavalry Soldiers
Stanford University collection of Company "M"
Dwight Allen Brown 4th Illinois Cavalry
Phil Wolfersburger picture donated by: Mr. Matt Anderson
Ben Meetch & Phil Wolfersburger donated by: Matt Anderson
Jeremiah Grove, picture donated by: Mr. Matt Anderson
Ancestry of Marshall H. Moon, by: "Jane Slaughter"
Pictures of 4th Illinois Cavalry soldiers donated by: Mr. Dan West
"Dyers Regimental History"
Compendium on the 4th Illinois Cavalry
Books on the 4th Illinois Cavalry
"Misc Pictures" and Battle Reports
The 30th Illinois Infantry
The Reunion of 1886
Translation web site at Alta-Vista
Date Last Updated: August 10,2008
Again many thanks To: Tim McKern,Matthew C. kestel of Illinois,Paulette Haynes Mr. Curtis Dean Burchfield of Mississippi. Mr. Matt Anderson 30th Illinois Infantry for his Pictures. Stephen Osman,Mr. Dan West, Mr. Robert Cook, Barbara Hitt Alden, Mr. Steve Johsz, Mr. Don Sides, Don Simon's, Judy Simpson, Randy Beck, Joey Woolridge and Jane Slaughter of Arizona.. for furnishing their articles, manuscripts, papers and letters, they have helped this Web-Page grow, with information they have given.
Ronald R Wallace
Awards won by the 4th Illinois Cavalry