Seventh Kentucky Cavlary

The Seventh Kentucky Cavalry was organized at a number of locations
in Kentucky during July and early August, 1862.  It was mustered into
Federal service at Paris, Kentucky, on August 16, 1862.
Like almost all Civil War units the Seventh Kentucky Cavalry was often
known by an alternate designation derived from the name of its commanding
officer.  Unofficial names of this type used by or for the regiment 
are shown below.
              John K. Faulkner's Cavarlry
              Wiliam O. Smith's Cavarly
              Thomas T. Vimont's Cavarly
              Charles C. McNeely's Cavalry
Upon being mustered into service the regiment was attached to the 
Department of the Ohio.  It served in that command until March, 1863.  
The regiment then joined the Army of the Cumberland.  It served in that
Army until November, 1864.  The regiment then joined the Military 
Division of Mississippi.  It served in that command during the remainder
of its career.  Listed below are the specific higher command assignments
of the unit.
Unassigned, Department of the Ohio                Aug 1862 - Mar 1863
First Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corp.
   Army of the Cumberland                         Mar 1863 - Jul 1863
Third Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corp.
   Army of the Cumberland                         Jul 1863 - Nov 1864
Third Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corp.
   Military Division of Mississippi               Nov 1864 - Jan 1865
Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corp.
   Military Division of Mississippi               Jan 1865 - Jul 1865
The Seventh Kentucky Cavalry participated in more than forty engagements
during its career.  These are identified below.  Numbers after the
events locate them on the map following this history.
   Operations against Morgan in KY [detachment]   July 4-28, 1862
   Skirmish, Cynthiana, KY (1) [detachment]       July 17, 1862
   Skirmish, Paris, KY (2) [detachment]           July 19, 1862
   Action, Big Hill, Madison Cnty, KY (3)         Aug 23, 1862
   Engagement, Richmond, KY (4)                   Aug 30, 1862
   Action, Hartsville, TN (5)                     Dec 7, 1862
   Expedition from Franklin (6) to 
   Columbia (7) TN                                Mar 8-12, 1863
   Engagement, Thompson's Station, TN (8)         Mar 9, 1863
   Skirmish, Rutherford's Creek, TN               Mar 10-11, 1863
   Engagement, Spring Hill, TN (9)                Mar 18-19, 1863
   Action, Columbia Pike, TN (7)                  Apr 1, 1863
   Skrimish, Thompson's Station, TN (8)           May 2, 1863
   Skirmish, Franklin, TN (6)                     Jun 4, 1863
   Campaign in Middle TN
   (Tullahoma Campaign)                           Jun 23 - Jul 7, 1863
   Expedition to Huntsville, Al (10)              Jul 13-22, 1863
   
   Operations about Mossy Creek (11) and
   Dandridge, TN (12)                             Dec 24-28, 1863
   Engagement, Mossy Creek, TN (11)               Dec 24, 1863
   Skrimish, Peck's House near 
   New Market, TN (13)                            Dec 24, 1863
   Engagement, Mossy Creek, TN (11)               Dec 26, 1863
   Action, Talobot's Station, TN (14)             Dec 26-28, 1863
   Engagement, Mossy Creek, TN (11)               Dec 29, 1863
   Operations about Dandridge, TN (12)            Jan 16-17, 1864
   Action, Dandridge, TN (12)                     Jan 17, 1864
   Skirmish, Pigeon River near 
   Fair Garden, TN (15)                           Jan 27, 1864
   Skirmish, Swann's Bridge, Paris Ford, TN       Jan 28, 1864
   Atlanta Campaign                               May 5 - Sep 8, 1864
   Action, Lafayette, GA (16)                     Jun 24, 1864
   Action, Lost Mountain, GA (16)                 Jun 14-24, 1864
   Skirmish, Pine Log Church (18) and
   Fairmouth (18), GA                             Aug 14, 1864
   Skirmish, Dalton, GA (20) [Company "B"]        Aug 14-15, 1864
   Rousseau's Pursuit of Wheeler                  Sep 1-8, 1864
   Engagement, Resaca, GA (21)                    Oct 12-13, 1864
   Surrender, Dalton GA (20) [Company "B"]        Oct 13, 1864
   Skirmish near Summerville, GA (22)             Oct 18, 1864
   Skirmish, Little River, AL                     Oct 20, 1864
   Skirmish, Leesburg, AL (23)                    Oct 21, 1864
   Skirmish, Ladiga (Terrapin Creek), AL (24)
   [detachment]                                   Oct 28, 1864
   Operations against Lyon in KY                  Dec 6-28, 1864
   Skirmish, Hopkinsville, KY (25)                Dec 16, 1864
   Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, AL (26) to
   Selma, AL (27) and Macon, GA (28)              Mar 22 - Apr 24, 1865
   Engagement, Selma, AL (27)                     Apr 2, 1865
   Skirmish, Montgomery, Al (29)                  Apr 12, 1865
   Skirmish, Columbus Road near Tuskegee, AL (30) Apr 14, 1865
   Action, Fort Tyler, West Point, GA (31)        Apr 16, 1865
   Capture, Macon, GA (28)                        Apr 20, 1865
The Seventh Kentucky Cavalry remained on duty in Macon until June, 
1865.  It then moved to Nashville, TN.  The regiment was mustered out
of Federal service there on July 10, 1865.
During its career the regiment sustained the loss of two officers and
twenty-two enlisted men killed or mortally wounded.  An additional five
officers and one hundred and eighteen enlisted men died from disease
or other non-battlefield causes.

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