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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Organized at Omaha on 23 October 1862 and assigned to Fort Kearney,Nebraska. Mustered out&nbsp; 23 December 1863.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]</ref><br>  
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The 2nd Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Omaha on 23 October 1862 and assigned to Fort Kearney,Nebraska. Mustered out&nbsp; 23 December 1863. 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.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]</ref><br>  
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
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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[1], seven were from the Second Nebraska. Fourteen from the unit were also wounded in the action[2]
 
 
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*Johnson, Harrison . Johnson's History of Nebraska.&nbsp; (Omaha, Nebraska&nbsp;: Henry Gibson, 1880), 591 pages. Digital copies at [http://tinyurl.com/3kjbbj7 Google Books] and [http://tinyurl.com/3m32kzm Internet Archives].&nbsp; Book at {{FHL|197362|title-id|disp=FHL 978.2 H2j}}
 
*Johnson, Harrison . Johnson's History of Nebraska.&nbsp; (Omaha, Nebraska&nbsp;: Henry Gibson, 1880), 591 pages. Digital copies at [http://tinyurl.com/3kjbbj7 Google Books] and [http://tinyurl.com/3m32kzm Internet Archives].&nbsp; Book at {{FHL|197362|title-id|disp=FHL 978.2 H2j}}
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Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Omaha on 23 October 1862 and assigned to Fort Kearney,Nebraska. Mustered out  23 December 1863. 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.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Other Sources

  • 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System