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Compendium on the 4th Illinois Cavalry

 

Illinois Compempum War Of The Rebellion

4th Illinois Cavalry

Commander.

W. H. L. Wallace

Colonel, 11th Illinois Infantry

Feb 1, 1862 to Feb 17, 1862

 

4th Illinois Cavalry (1st Battalion) Feb 1862, From District of Cairo to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. District West Tennessee Feb 1862

4th Illinois Cavalry (2nd Battalion) Feb 1862, From Dist. Cairo to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District West Tennessee Feb 1862

 

4th Illinois Cavalry (3rd Battalion) Feb 1862, From dist. Cairo to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, district West Tennessee Feb 1962

District and Army of West Tennessee

Organized February 17, 1862. Merged into the Department of the Tennessee, Oct 16, 1862

Commander

U. S. Grant Major General February 21,1862 to October 16th, 1862 1st Division

J. A. McClernand Major General February 17th,1862 to May 3, 1862

H. M. Judah Brigadier General May 3, 1862 to May 14, 1862

L. F. Ross Brigadier General May 14, 1862 to June 2, 1862

T. A. Davies Brigadier General June 2, 1862 to June 10, 1862

J. A. McClernand Major General June 10, 1862 to July, 1862

2nd Brigade

W. H. L. Wallace Col. 11th Illinois Infy February 17,1862 to March 29, 1862

C. C. Marsh Col. 20th Illinois Infy March 29, to May 3, 1862

A.J. Babcock Col. 7th Illinois Infy May 3, 1862 to July 1862

 

4th Illinois Cavalry (1st Battalion) February 1862 From 2 Brigade. 1st Division. Dist Cairo. To Unatt. 1 Div District West Tennessee.

3rd Brigade

L. F. Ross Col. 17th Illinois Infy Feb 17, 1862 to April 1862

J. S. Reardon Col 29th Illinois Infy April 1, 1862 to April 6, 1862

Julius Rath Col. 43rd Illinois Infy April 6, 1862 to Killed

E. P. Wood Lt-Col. 17th Illinois Infy April 6 1862 to April 13, 1862

R. J. Oglesby Brigadier General April 13, 1862 to April 15, 1862

L. F. Ross Brigadier General April 15, 1862 to July, 1862

 

4th Illinois Cavalry (1st Battalion) April 1862 From 2 Brigade 1 Division. Dist. West Tennessee to Cavalry 1st Div. Dist Jackson July 1862.

4th Division

S. A. Hurlbut Brigadier General February 17, 1862 to April 6, 1862

J. G. Lauman Brigadier General April 6, 1862 to

S. A. Hurlbut Brigadier General April 6, 1862 to July, 1862

3rd Brigade

Charles Crufts Col. 31st Ind. Infy February 17 1862 to April 5, 1862

J. G. Lauman Brigadier General April 5, 1862 to April 6, 1862

Charles Crufts Col. 31st Ind. Infy April, 1862.

 

4th Illinois Cavalry (3rd Battalion) February 1862 From 2nd Brigade. 1st Division. Dist. Cairo to Unatt. 5 Division. West Tennessee. April 1862.

5th Division

W. T. Sherman Brigadier General March 1, 1862 to July 21, 1862

4th Brigade

R. P. Buckland Col. 72nd Ohio Infy March 1, 1862 to May 15, 1862

 

4th Illinois Cavalry (1st and 2nd Battalion) April 1862 From 4th Div. Dist. West Tenn To Cav. 4th Div. Dist. West Tennessee April 1862.

District of Jackson-Designated 3rd Division, Dist. West Tenn Sept 24, 1862 Transferred to

Dept. of the Tennessee as District of Jackson, 13th Army corps, Oct 26, 1863.

COMMANDERS

John A. McClernand Major General July 1862 to Sept 1862.

John A. Logan Brigadier General Sept 1862

E. O. C. Ord Major General Sept. 24, 1862 to Oct 5, 1862

S. A. Hurlbut Major General Oct 5, 1862 to Oct 26, 1862

 

4th Illinois Cavalry, Companies A, B, C, D. July, 1862 From Cav. 1st Div. Dist. West Tenn. To Dist. Jackson 13 Corps Nov 1862

District of Memphis

Designated 1st Division District of West Tennessee Sept 24, 1862

Transferred to Dept. of Tennessee as District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, Oct 26,1862

Commander

W. T. Sherman Brigadier General July 21, 1862 to Oct 26, 1862

5th Division

W. T. Sherman Brigadier General July 21, 1862 to Oct 26, 1862

3rd brigade

J. W. Denver Brigadier General July 21, 1862 to Oct 26, 1862

Cavalry July, 1862 From 5th division. Dist West Tenn To Dist. Columbus 13 Corps Nov, 1862.

District of Jackson 13th Army Corps.

S. A. Hurlbut Major General Oct 26, 1862 to Nov 19, 1862.

J. C. Sullivan Brigadier General November 19, 1862 to Dec 22, 1862.

 

4th Illinois Cavalry Oct 1862 From Cav. Dist Jackson Dist. W. T. to 1st Brig. Cav. Div. 13 Corps Nov, 1862.

Cavalry Division, 13th Army Corps. Organized Nov 26, 1862

Commander

T. Lyle Dickey Col. 4th Illinois Cavalry Nov 26, 1862 to Dec 18, 1862.

1st Brigade

Assigned to Left Wing.

A.L. Lee Col. 7th Kansas Cav

 

4th Illinois Cavalry Nov 1862 From Cav. Dist. Jackson to 2 Brig. Cav. Div. 16 Corps dec, 1862.

Cavalry Brigade

E. F. Winslow Col. 4th Iowa Cav August 8, 1863 to Dec, 1863

 

4th Illinois Cavalry Aug 1863 From 1 Brig. 1 Cav. Div. 16 Corps to Cavalry Brig. 17 Corps Dec 1863

8th Division

Discontinued March, 1863

L. F. Ross Brigadier General Dec. 18, 1862, to Dec. 26, 1862.

John e. Smith Brigadier General Dec. 26, 1862 to April 3, 1863.

Cavalry Division

T. Lyle Dickey Col 4th Illinois Cavalry

2nd Brigade

A. L. Lee Col. 7th Kan. Cavalry Dec 18, 1862 to March, 1863

 

4th Illinois Cavalry Dec 1862 From 1 Brig. Cav. Div. 13 Corps to 2 Brig. 1st Cav. Div. 16 Corps March 1863.

District of Memphis

Known as 5th division , 16th Army Corps, March 31, 1863 to Jan 25, 1864.

Transferred to District of West Tennessee, June 1864.

Cavalry Brigade

J. K. Mizner Col. 3rd Mich. Cav dec 18, 1862 to March 18, 1863.

 

4th Illinois Cavalry (4 Companies) Dec 1862 From Cav. Dist. Jackson 13 Corps to 2 Brig. Cav. Div. 16 Corps Dec, 1862.

District of Columbus

(Columbus, Ky., Cairo, ill., Hickman, Ky., fort, Pillow, Tenn., Island No. 10,

Tenn., Fort Heiman, Tenn., Clinton, Ky., etc.). Designated 6th Division. 16th Army Corps, march 31, 1863.

Discontinued as 6th Division Jan. 25, 1864, and redesignated District of Columbus. Transferred to

Dept. of the Ohio Aug 7, 1864.

Commanders

Thos. A. Davies Brigadier General Dec 18, 1862 to Jan 11, 1863

A. Asboth Brigadier General Jan 11, 1863, to August 5, 1863

A.J. Smith Brigadier General August 5, 1863 to Jan 25, 1864

Henry Prince Brigadier General January 25, 1864 to August 7, 1864

Cavalry Brigade

3rd Division (Organized March 1863

Transferred to 1st Cav. Div. 16. Corps

Commanders

J. K. Minzer Col Michigan Cav March 1863 to June 1863

4th Division

Assigned from 17th Army Corps Jan. 20, 1863. Transferred to 13th Army Corps July 28,1863

Reorganized Jan 24, 1864. Transferred to 17th Army Corps Sept. 23, 1864.

Reorganized Oct 1864. Discontinued Nov 7, 1864

J. G. Lauman Brigadier General Jan 20, 1863 to July 12, 1863

A.P. Hovey Brigadier General July 12, 1863 to July 23, 1863

M. M. Crocker Brigadier General July 23,1863 to July 28 1863

J.C. Veatch Brigadier General Jan 24, 1864 to July 17, 1864

J.W. Fuller Brigadier General July 17 1864 to August 4, 1864

T.E.G. Ransom Brigadier General Aug 4, 1864 to August 19,1864

J.W. Fuller Brigadier General August 19, 1864 to Sept. 23, 1864

J.P. Hawkins Brigadier General Oct 11, 1864, to November 7, 1864

 

4th Illinois Cavalry June 1863 From 2 Brig. 1 Cav. Div. 16 Corps to Winslow's Cav. Brig. Dist. Vicksburg Aug 1863.

2nd Brigade

(Discontinued March 1864)

Reorganized April 1864

Commanders

L.F. McCrillis Col 3rd Illinois Cav March 31, 1863 to June 9, 1863

Edward Hatch Col. 2nd Iowa Cav June 9, 1863 to August 20, 1863

F. Hurst Col. 6th Tenn. Cav Aug 20, 1863 to September 20, 1863

L.F. McCrillis Col. 3rd Illinois Cav September 20, 1863 to November 17, 1863

Edward Hatch Col 2nd Iowa Cav November 17, 1963 to January 5, 1864

A.G. Brackett Col. 9th Illinois Cav January 5, 1864 to February 7, 1864

W.P. Hepburn Lt-Col. 2nd Iowa Cav February 7, 1864 to March 24, 1864

E.F. Winslow Col 4th Iowa Cav April 1864 to June 20, 1864

 

4th Illinois Cavalry March 1863 From 2 Brig. Cav. Div. 16 Corps to 1 Brig. 1 Cav. Div. 16 corps June 1863

2nd Division

E.F. Winslow Col. 4th Iowa Cav to October, 1864

F.W. Benteen Lt. Col. 10th Mo. Cav. To November 1864

Cavalry Division

West Tennessee

B.H. Grierson Brigadier General December 1864 to March 1865

S.O. Shorey Lt. Colonel Temporarily in February 1865

E.D. Osband Colonel 3rd Colored Cavalry March 1865 to May 1865

B.S. Roberts Brigadier General May 15, 1865 to July 14, 1865

J.E. Phelps Bvt. Brigadier General July 14, 1865

1st Brigade

J.P.C. Shanks Colonel 7th Indiana Cavalry December 1864 to February 1865

S.O. Shorey Lt. Colonel February 1865 to April 1865

J.E. Phelps Colonel 2nd Arkansas Cavalry April 1865 to June 1865

Otto Funke Colonel 11th Illinois Cavalry June 1865 to September 1865

 

4th Illinois Cavalry June 1865 From 3rd Brigade Cavalry D. Dist. West Tenn. Consolidated with 12th Illinois June 1865

3rd Brigade

Otto Funke Light Colonel 11th Illinois Cavalry December 1864 to February 1865

E.D. Osband Colonel 3rd U.S. C. Cavalry February 1865 to March 1865

Otto Funke Light Colonel 11th Illinois Cavalry March 1865 to June 1865

 

4th Illinois Cavalry December 1864 From Dist. S. W. Mo. Dept. Mo to 1st Brigade Cavalry. Div Dist. W. tenn June 1865

Cavalry Brigade

E.F. Winslow Colonel 4th Iowa cavalry December 1863 to April 1864

 

4th Illinois Cavalry December 1863 From Cavalry Brigade 3rd Div. 15 Corps to Dist. Natchez Mississippi April 1864

Ninth Army Corps

Joined from Department of Ohio June 14-17 1863

Post Natchez, Mississippi

J.M. Tuttle Brigadier General August 1863 to July 1864

M. Brayman Brigadier General July 9, 1864 to February 26, 1865

J.W. Davidson Brigadier General February 26, 1865 to May 1865

 

4th Illinois Cavalry January 1864 From Cavalry Brigade 17 Corps to 3rd Brigade Cavalry Division. Dist. W. Tenn. December 1864.

 

4th Illinois Calvary U.S.Volunteers Chief of Calvary 13th Army Corps.Army of the Tennessee