1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment

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

1st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry
ActiveSeptember 1, 1861, to July 19, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle of Chickamauga
Battle of Selma


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.[1]

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.[2]


See also


  1. "1907-5-WICW". Archived from the original on 2007-03-26. Retrieved 2007-04-19. The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published Under the Direction of J. D. Beck, Commissioner of Labor and Industrial Statistics, 1907 Democratic Printing Company, State Printer, Madison, WI 1907
  2. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unwicav.htm#1stcav The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.


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