53rd REGIMENT MOUNTED INFANTRY

Organized at Covington, Kentucky, September, 1864.

Mustered out, September 17, 1865.

SERVICE:

1864
Guard Kentucky Central Railroad between Lexington and Cincinnati.
Scouting in Central Kentucky and operating against guerrillas till November.
Moved to Crab Orchard, Ky., November 24.
Joined General Stoneman.
Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia, December 10-29.
Near Marion, Va., December 17-18.
Saltsville, Va., December 20-21.
Capture and destruction of salt works.
Operating against guerrillas at various points in Kentucky by detachments till September, 1865.

1865
Operating against guerrillas at various points in Kentucky by detachments till September.
Mustered out, September 17, 1865.


Regiment lost during service:

1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded.
40 Enlisted men by disease.
Total 49.




Source: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Frederick H. Dyer, 1908.


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