Seventh Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry

 

Acton men who served in the Seventh Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry:

Richard Casey, Co. I (P.O.W.)

Winthrop H. Faulkner, Co. H

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized at Fort Leavenworth October 28, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to June, 1862. 5th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 13th Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to March, 1863. Cavalry Brigade, District of Corinth, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Corps, to February, 1864. Unattached, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to September, 1864. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1865. Dept. of Kansas to September, 1865.

SERVICE--Duty in Western Missouri until January 31, 1862. Spring Hill, Mo., October 21, 1861 (1 Co.). Little Blue November 11, 1861 (Cos. "A," "B" and "H"). Little Santa Fe November 20. Independence, Little Blue, November 20 (Detachment). Columbus, Mo., January 9, 1862. Moved to Humboldt, Kansas, January 31, and duty there until March 25. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, March 25; thence to Columbus, Ky., May 18-June 2, and to Corinth, Miss., June 7, escorting working parties on Mobile & Ohio Railroad and arriving at Corinth July 10; thence moved to Jacinto and Rienzi, Miss., July 18-28. Expedition from Rienzi to Ripley, Miss., July 27-29. Reconnaissance to Jacinto and Bay Springs and skirmish August 4-7. Reconnaissance from Rienzi to Hay Springs August 18-21. Marietta and Bay Springs August 20. Kossuth August 27. Rienzi September 9 and 18. Battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19 (Cos. "B" and "E"). Ruckersville October 1 (Detachment). Baldwin October 2. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Ruckersville October 6. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Capture of Ripley November 2, 1862. Orizaba November 3. Jumpertown November 5. Reconnaissance from LaGrange November 8-9. Lamar and Coldwater November 8. Holly Springs November 13, 28 and 29. Waterford or Lumpkin's Mill November 26-30. About Oxford December 1-3. Tallahatchie December 2. Water Valley December 4. Coffeeville December 5. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., December 31, and duty on line of Memphis & Charleston Railroad at Germantown, Tenn., until April 14, 1863. Joinerville January 3, 1863. Near Germantown January 27. Near Yorkville January 28 (1 Co.). Tuscumbia, Ala., February 22. Expedition to Colliersville and to LaFayette and Moscow March 8-16. Lafayette Depot March 15. Moscow March 16. Germantown April 1. Scout in Beaver Creek Swamp April 2-6. Moved to Corinth April 14-17. Dodge's Expedition into Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Hock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia, Dickson Station and Leighton April 23. Town Creek April 27. Expedition from Burnsville to Tupelo, Miss., May 2-8. Tupelo May 5. At Corinth, Miss., May 8, 1863, to January 8, 1864. Expedition to Florence May 26-31, 1863. Florence May 28. Hamburg Landing May 30. Iuka, Miss., July 9 and 14. Near Corinth August 16. Expedition into West Tennessee August 27-October 1. Swallow Bluff September 30 (Cos. "A" and "C"). Operations in North Mississippi and West Tennessee against Chalmers October 4-17. Ingraham's Mills, near Byhalia, October 12. Wyatts, Tallahatchie River, October 13. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad November 3-5. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad against Lee's attack November 28-December 10. Molino November 28. Ripley December 1 and 4. Jack's Creek December 24. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 18, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 4-March 4; then moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 12. Moved to Memphis June 6. Near Memphis May 2 (Detachment). LaFayette June 9. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-18. King's Creek July 9. Pontotoc July 11-12. Tupelo July 13-14. Oldtown Creek July 15. Ellistown July 16. Tupelo July 25. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek, Oxford, August 9. Hurricane Creek August 13, 14, 16 and 19. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., arriving September 17. Pursuit of Price through Missouri September 30-November 26. Little Blue October 21. Independence October 22. Big Blue and State Line, Westport, October 23. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, October 25. Duty by Detachments in St. Louis District until July 18, 1865. Moselle Bridge, near Franklin, December 7, 1864 (Co. "E*'). Expedition from Bloomfield into Dunklin County March 3-7, 1865. Skirmishes near Bloomfield March 3 and 7. Dunklin County March 4. Skirmish McKinzie's Creek, near Patterson, April 15, Ordered to Omaha, Neb., July 18; thence to Fort Kearney and duty there until September. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, arriving September 14. Mustered out September 29, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 55 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded 1 Officer and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 223.