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3rd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry
Michigan state flag
Active August 24, 1861 to March 15, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Island No. 10
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Franklin

The 3rd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry was an cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 3rd Michigan Cavalry was organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan between August 24 and November 28, 1861.

Private James H. Robinson of Company B would later be awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at a fight at Brownsville, Arkansas, on January 27, 1864.

The regiment was mustered out of service on March 15, 1866.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 3 officers and 27 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 380 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 342 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel

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.