2nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized at Camp Clay, Pendleton, Ohio, in June 1861 under Col. William E. Woodruff. The Regiment was composed entirely of Ohio men at its organization. It performed much valuable service in the early engagements of the war in West Virginia. The unit participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Stone River and Chickamauga. The Regiment mustered out under Col. Thomas D. Sedgewick on June 19, 1864 on the experation of its term of service. 124 brave Ohio men lost their lives during the three years of service. Forty-eight were killed in battle, twenty-seven died of wounds received in battle and forty-nine died from disease.

From: Roster of Ohio Soldiers 1861-1866. Volume XII

From Dyer's Compendium

2nd Regiment Kentucky Infantry. Organized at Pendleton, Ohio, May and June, 1861. Moved to the Kanawha Valley, West Va., July 10. Attached to Kanawha Brigade, West Va., to October, 1861. District of the Kanawha, West Va., to January, 1862. 22nd Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1862. 22nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 22nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1864.
SERVICE.--Campaign in West Virginia July to October, 1861. Red House July 13 (Cos. "A," "B," "D," "F" and "K"). Barboursville July 16. Scarytown July 17. Gauley's Bridge September 1. Operations in Kanawha Valley October 19-November 16. Attack on Gauley by Floyd's Batteries November 1-9. Gauley Bridge November 10. At Charlestown, W. Va., December 4 to January 24, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky.; thence to Bardstown February 5. March to Nashville, Tenn., February 14-March 12. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 13-April 5. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Phillips' Creek, Widow Serratt's, May 21. Bridge Creek, before Corinth, May 28. Occupation of Corinth May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August, March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 25. Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon, Ky., October 1-22. Battle of Perryville October 8. Camp Wild Cat October 17. Destruction of Salt Works at Goose Creek October 23-24. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 24-November 9. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro and Cripple Creek till June. Expedition to Woodbury April 2. Action at Snow Hill, Woodbury, April 3. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 24-July 7. At Manchester July 9 to August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Pea Vine Creek, Ga., September 10. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 27. Reopening of Tennessee River October 26-29. At Bridgeport, Ala., October 28, 1863, to January 26, 1864. (A Detachment at Ringgold Gap, Ga., November 27, 1863, and on Demonstration on Dalton February 22-27, 1864. Near Dalton February 23. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25.) At Ooltewah, Ga., till May 17, and at Resaca till June 3. Ordered home June 3. Operations against Morgan in Kentucky till June 19. Mt. Sterling June 9. Mustered out June 19, 1864. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 74 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 87 Enlisted men by disease. Total 165.

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