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2nd Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Cavalry
Flag of Minnesota
Active December 5, 1863 to May 4, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Battle of Killdeer Mountain

The 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

It was mustered in at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. for three year's service on December 5, 1863, and were mustered out on November 17, 1865, and May 4, 1866. The 2nd Minnesota Cavalry served entirely in Minnesota and the Dakota Territory, guarding the frontier against the Sioux Indians.

Battles and campaigns[]

  • Battle of Tah Kah A Kuty or Killdeer Mountain, July 28, 1864.
  • Action at Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River, August 8 to 9, 1864.
  • Rescue of Fisk's Emigrant train, September 10 to 30,1864.


  • Colonel Robert N. McLaren

Casualties and total strength[]

The 2nd Minnesota Cavalry had 4 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and an additional 3 officers and 56 enlisted men died of disease. Total fatalities were 63.[1]


Andrews, General Christopher Columbus, ed., (1891). Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Pioneer Press. 

Jones, Robert Huhn (1960). The Civil War in the Northwest. University of Oklahoma Press. 

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See also[]

List of Minnesota Civil War Units