Pawnee Scouts, Nebraska Cavalry
The Pawnee Scouts, Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Columbus, Nebraska, January 13, 1865. It mustered out April 1, 1866.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, Independent Company "A" Pawnee Scouts, (accessed 29 March 2012).
Company A -The Pawnee Scouts were attached to District of Nebraska at Fort Kearney February 1865. Then at Fort Rankin in April. Operated on the Plains against Indians and protecting lines of communications. They also helped and protected the emigrants until April 1866.
Information about the companies and their officers came from Roster of Nebraska Volunteers from 1861-1869, by Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, (Hastings, Nebraska: Wigton and Evans, State Printers, 1888). Digital copy at Internet Archive.
Service After the Civil War
Date, Place of Action, Troops Engaged, Commanding Officer
- 20 Jun.1867 Black Hills, on U.P. Railroad, Nebraska Company C, Pawnee Scouts, Maj. Frank North.
- 17 Aug.1867 Plum Creek, Nebraska, Pawnee Scouts, Capt. Jas. Murie, Chf. Pawnee Scouts
- 16 Aug. 1867 Plum Creek, Nebraska, Pawnee Scouts, Capt. Jas. Murie, Chf. Pawnee Scout
- 30 Aug. 1868 Republican River, Nebraska, Companies A, and B, Pawnee Scouts
- 26 Sep. 1869 Prairie Dog Creek, Kansas 5th Cav. Companies B, C, F, L, and M, 2nd Cav.Companies B, C, and M, and 2 Companies of Pawnee Scouts, Lt. Col. Thos. Duncan, 5th Cav.
Source: Chronological List of Actions, &C., With Indians, From January 1, 1866, to January, 1891. Adjutant General's Office. WorldCat
- Nebraska Trailblazergives history about the Pawnee Scouts.
- Johnson, Harrison . Johnson's History of Nebraska.(Omaha, Nebraska: Henry Gibson, 1880), 591 pages. Digital copies at Google Books and Internet Archives. Book at FHL 978.2 H2j
- Fort Kearny's Unconventional Army Units gives a short history of the Pawnee Scouts, though only a little about their actions during the Civil War.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Nebraska in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Nebraska in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Nebraska, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.