2nd Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry

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Brief History

Organized at Omaha on 23 October 1862 and assigned to Fort Kearney,Nebraska.

Mustered out  23 December 1863.

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

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]

↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4


Johnson, Harrison (1880). Johnson's History of Nebraska. Omaha, NE: Henry Gibson. Johnson's history of Nebraska By Harrison Johnson Page 161 call #978.2  H2j
  1. ↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4