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Killed at Manassas. Brigadier-General William R. Terrill Killed at Chaplin Hills. Brigadier-General Pleasant A. Hackleman Killed at Corinth. Brigadier-General George D. Bayard Mortally wounded. Killed at Fredericksburg. Brigadier-General Conrad F. Jackson Killed at Fredericksburg. Brigadier-General Joshua W. Sill Killed at Stone's River. Brigadier-General Edward P. Chapin Killed at Port Hudson. Brigadier-General Stephen W. Weed Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General Elon J. Farnsworth Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General Strong Vincent Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General William H. Lytle Killed at Chickamauga. Brigadier-General William P. Sanders Killed at Knoxville. Brigadier-General Samuel A. Rice Mortally wounded. Killed at Jenkins' Ferry. Brigadier-General James C. Rice Killed at Spotsylvania. Brigadier-General Charles G. Harker Killed at Kenesaw Mountain. Brigadier-General Daniel McCook Mortally wounded. Killed at Kene
d 161 missing; total, 401. At Gettysburg, the Cavalry Corps was still under Pleasanton's command, with Buford, Gregg and Kilpatrick as division-generals, and numbered 11,000 sabres and 27 guns. Two brigades of horse artillery--Robertson's and Tidball's, 9 batteries — were attached to the corps previous to this campaign. Cavalry fought with cavalry at Gettysburg, the fighting occurring mostly on the extreme right of the Union line. Kilpatrick had a fight, also, on the left, in which General Farnsworth was killed. The casualties in the Cavalry Corps at Gettysburg amounted to 90 killed, 352 wounded, and 199 captured or missing; Not including loss of captured men (6th U. S. Cavalry) at Fairfield, Pa. total, 641, the heaviest loss falling on Custer's Michigan Brigade. Buford's Division had the honor of opening this historic battle, his long skirmish-line of dismounted troopers holding the enemy at bay until the First Corps arrived on the field. The Cavalry made some brilliant char
en of finer personal appearance, or of more gentlemanly bearing. First Vermont Cavalry. Farnsworth's Brigade — Kilpatrick's Division--Cavalry Corps. (1) Col. Lemuel B. Platt. (4) Col. Edwa05 men, captured or missing, in addition to their killed and wounded. At Gettysburg it was in Farnsworth's (1st) Brigade, Kilpatrick's (3d) Division, Cavalry Corps. On the third day of that battle, Kilpatrick committed the serious error of ordering Farnsworth to charge a large body of Confederate infantry who held a strong position, protected by stone walls. Farnsworth's men, led by the First VFarnsworth's men, led by the First Vermont, leaping their horses over the intervening walls and fences, made a gallant but useless attack; Farnsworth was killed, and the regiment lost 13 killed, 25 wounded, and 27 missing. The First VerFarnsworth was killed, and the regiment lost 13 killed, 25 wounded, and 27 missing. The First Vermont was one of the best mounted regiments in the service. In addition to the actions mentioned in the above list, in which it lost men killed or mortally wounded, it participated in as many more, in<
were sworn in for three months service, at the expiration of which they reorganized and enlisted for three years. Illinois responded promptly to every call for men, and was one of the few States which furnished troops in excess of its quota. Of the generals who attained prominence in the war, Illinois is credited with: Grant, Logan, McClernand, Schofield, Palmer, Hurlbut, Black, Giles A. Smith, Oglesby, McArthur, Grierson, John E. Smith, Eugene A. Carr, White, Carlin, Lawler, Morgan, E. J. Farnsworth, Mulligan, and many others. As in the troops from other States, many of the Illinois regiments had distinctive synonyms by which they were known as well as by their numerical designations. Among these were: First Scotch 12th Illinois. Yates Phalanx 39th Illinois. Second Scotch 65th Illinois. First Douglass 42d Illinois. First Irish 23d Illinois. Northwestern Rifles 44th Illinois. Irish Legion 90th Illinois. Lead Mine regiment 45th Illinois. First Hec