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14th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
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Active January 7, 1863 to August 31, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Siege of Knoxville
Battle of Nashville

The 14th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The first two battalions of the 14th Illinois Cavalry were mustered into service at Peoria, Illinois on January 7, 1863. The third battalion was mustered at Peoria on February 6, 1863.

The regiment was mustered out on July 31, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The regiment suffered 2 officers and 23 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 190 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 215 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Horace Capron - resigned January 23, 1865
  • Colonel Francis Davison - mustered out with the regiment.[2]

See also


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls


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