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2nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry
Michigan state flag
Active October 2, 1861 to August 17, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Franklin

The 2nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry was an cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 2nd Michigan Cavalry was organized at Detroit, Michigan on October 2, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of service on August 17, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 4 officers and 70 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 266 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 342 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel Philip Henry Sheridan

See also[]

  • List of Michigan Civil War Units
  • Michigan in the American Civil War


  1. 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.