=== Brief History ===
The 1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan was organized at: Detroit, Saginaw and St. John, Michigan from November 30, 1861 to February 20, 1862. It was mustered out: March 20, 1862<ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 November 2010).</ref>.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_Michigan_cavalry_units_of_the_American_Civil_War#1st_United_States_Lancers_Regiment 1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan Cavalry ]article on Wikipedia gives a brief history of the unit<br>
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Michigan in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
*National Park Service, [
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information. <br>
*[[Michigan in the Civil War|Michigan in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Michigan, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>