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2nd Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry
Wisconsin flag
Active September 1, 1861 to July 19, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Siege of Vicksburg
Siege of Jackson

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


The 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry was organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin between December 30, 1861 and March 10, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service at Austin, Texas on November 15, 1865, and disbanded at Madison, Wisconsin on December 14, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry initially recruited 1,127 officers and men. An additional 998 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 2,125 men.[1]

The regiment suffered 24 enlisted men killed or died from wounds in action, and 4 officers and 284 enlisted men men who died of disease, for a total of 312 fatalities.[2]


  • Col. Cadwallader C. Washburn
  • Col. Thomas Stephens
  • Lieut. Col. Levi Sterling
  • Lieut. Col. H. Eugene Eastman
  • Lieut. Col. Nicholas H. Dale

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.
  3. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. pp. 50. 

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