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13th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Illinois flag
Active October 30, 1861 to August 31, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 13th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The original eight companies of the 13th Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Douglas, Illinois between October 30, 1861 and February 20, 1862. Surviving members of the regiment were consolidated into a battalion of three companies on May 20, 1863. Seven new companies were added to the regiment in February, 1864.

The regiment was mustered out on August 31, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 21 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 4 officers and 360 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 385 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Joseph W. Bell - mustered out May 20, 1863.[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls