2nd Colorado Infantry Regiment

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2nd Colorado Infantry Regiment
ActiveFebruary 1862 - October 1863
DisbandedOctober 1863
Country USA
Allegiance Colorado
Branch United States Army
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
Battle of Valverde
Battle of Glorieta Pass
Battle of Albuquerque
Battle of Cabin Creek
Battle of Honey Springs
CommanderColonel Jesse Henry Leavenworth

The 2nd Colorado Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment during the American Civil War from the state of Colorado.[1] On October 13, 1863, the 2nd Colorado Infantry was consolidated with the 3rd Colorado Infantry Regiment in order to create the 2nd Colorado Cavalry Regiment.[1]


Prior to official formation[edit]

On August 29, 1861, James Hobart Ford was authorized by Governor William Gilpin to organize volunteers as a company of infantry.[2] Theodore H. Dodd was appointed command of a second company of volunteers by Governor Gilpin on August 30.[2] Both companies were raised and initially drilled in Cañon City, but by mid-December both companies had marched to Fort Garland in the San Luis Valley.[1][2]

Redeployment to Ft. Lyon[edit]

Consolidation with 3rd Colorado Infantry[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of Rebellion. Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America: Dyer Publishing Company. pp. 1004–6. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Whitford, William Clarke (1906). Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War. Denver, Colorado, United States of America: State Historical and Natural History Society. pp. 43–45. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  • Public Domain This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.