1st Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
The 1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was a part of the famed Michigan Brigade, commanded for a time by Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer.
|1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry|
Michigan state flag
|Active||August 21, 1861, to March 10, 1866|
|Engagements||Battle of Winchester|
Battle of Cedar Mountain
Battle of Second Bull Run
Battle of Gettysburg
Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Yellow Tavern
Battle of Cedar Creek
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Sailor's Creek
The 1st Michigan Cavalry was organized at Detroit, Michigan, between August 21 and September 6, 1861. Among the initial officers was William d'Alton Mann, a future prominent Michigan newspaper and magazine publisher.
The regiment was mustered out of service on September 12, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
- "Michigan Regimental Rosters". Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-07-04. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved July 4, 2007
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmicav.htm#1st The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. Retrieved June 19, 2007.