|2nd Regiment Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry|
Nebraska state flag
|Active||October 23, 1862 to December 23, 1863|
|Engagements||Battle of Whitestone Hill|
The unit was initially organized at Omaha, Nebraska on October 23, 1862 as a nine-month regiment, and served for over one year. They were attached to General Sully's command, who was in a campaign against Indians in Western Nebraska and Dakota, who were forced to move south from Minnesota following the Dakota War of 1862.
Battle of Whitestone Hill
The 2nd Nebraska participated in the Battle of Whitestone Hill, which began on September 3, 1863 when General Sully's troops engaged upwards of 2,000 warriors under Chief Two Bears of the Yanktonai Sioux. Of the 20 US troops killed in the battle, seven were from the Second Nebraska. Fourteen from the unit were also wounded in the action.
The regiment was mustered out December 23, 1863. A number of its veterans were re-enlisted in the 1st Nebraska Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, which served until 1865 when it was merged with the 1st Nebraska Regiment
Total strength and casualties
1,384 men were enlisted in the regiment
Colonel Robert W Furnas
- List of Nebraska Civil War Units
- Nebraska in the American Civil War
- Johnson, Harrison (1880). Johnson's History of Nebraska. Omaha, NE: Henry Gibson.
- The Civil War Archive
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