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2nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Illinois flag
Active August 12, 1861 to December 30, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Battle of Champion Hill (7 companies)

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


Companies "A" to "L of the 2nd Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Butler, Illinois on August 12, 1861. Company "M"" was mustered in on December 30, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on December 30, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 8 officers and 50 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 173 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 234 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Silas Noble - mustered out February 16, 1863
  • Colonel Daniel B. Bush, Jr. - discharged July 24, 1865
  • Colonel Bejamin F. Marsh[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