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1st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry
Wisconsin flag
Active September 1, 1861 to July 19, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
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.


The 1st Wisconsin Cavalry was organized at Ripon and Kenosha, Wisconsin between September 1, 1862 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]


  • Colonel Edward Daniels - December 3, 1861 to February 5, 1863
  • Colonel Oscar H. LaGrange - February 5, 1863 to July 19, 1865

See also[]

  • List of Wisconsin Civil War Units


  1. 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. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.