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1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment

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Country  United States
Branch  Cavalry
Allegiance  Union
1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Active  September 1, 1861 to July 19, 1865
Engagements  Battle of Chickamauga Battle of Selma

The 1st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Service

The 1st Wisconsin Cavalry was organized at Ripon and Kenosha, Wisconsin between September 1, 1861 and February 2, 1862 and mustered into Federal service on March 10, 1862.

The regiment participated in the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on May 10, 1865.

The regiment was mustered out at Edgefield, Tennessee on July 19, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The 1st Wisconsin Cavalry initially recruited 1,124 officers and men. An additional 1,417 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 2,541 men.

The regiment suffered 6 officers and 67 enlisted men killed or died from wounds in action, and 7 officers and 321 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 401 fatalities.

Commanders

  • Colonel Edward Daniels - December 3, 1861 to February 5, 1863
  • Colonel Oscar Hugh La Grange - February 5, 1863 to July 19, 1865
  • References

    1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Wikipedia


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