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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== 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.&nbsp; 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>.  
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The 1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan was organized at: Detroit, Saginaw and St. John, Michigan from November 30, 1861 to February 20, 1862.&nbsp; It was mustered out: March 20, 1862<ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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>  
 
[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>  
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 903 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UMI0001RC02 Roster].
  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
  
Company A&nbsp;- Many men from&nbsp;Wayne County - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancera.htm Roster]  
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Company A - Many men from [[Wayne County, Michigan Genealogy|Wayne County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancera.htm Roster]
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Company B - Many men from [[Oakland County, Michigan Genealogy|Oakland County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancerb.htm Roster]
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Company C - Many men from [[Kent County, Michigan Genealogy|Kent County]] and [[Wayne County, Michigan Genealogy|Wayne County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancerc.htm Roster]
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Company D - Many men from Essex County - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancerd.htm Roster]
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Company E - Many men from [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw County]] and Wisconsin - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancere.htm Roster]  
  
Company B - Many men from Oakland County - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancerb.htm Roster]  
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Company F - Many men from [[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy|Lenawee County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancerf.htm Roster]  
  
Company C - Many men from Kent and Wayne Counties - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancerc.htm Roster]  
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Company G - Many men from [[St. Clair County, Michigan Genealogy|St. Clair County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancerg.htm Roster]  
  
Company D - Many men from Essex County - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancerd.htm Roster]  
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Company H - Many men from [[Wayne County, Michigan Genealogy|Wayne County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancerh.htm Roster]  
  
Company E - Many men from Saginaw County and Wisconsin - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancere.htm Roster]  
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Unassigned Company - Many men from [[Wayne County, Michigan Genealogy|Wayne County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/cavalry/lancerun.htm Roster]  
  
Company F - Many men from Lenawee County - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancerf.htm Roster]
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See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies
  
Company G - Many men from St. Clair County - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancerg.htm Roster]
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
Company H - Many men from Wayne County - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancerh.htm Roster]
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*[[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>
  
Unassigned Company - Many men from Wayne County - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/lancerun.htm Roster]  
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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>
  
See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies
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*[[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>
  
=== Source Material  ===
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
  
*United States War Department. "''United States. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''". (Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1964){{FHL|499078|disp=FHL Film 1488536}}. [http://tinyurl.com/3rll3fo Other Libraries.]
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*United States War Department. "''United States. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''". (Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1964){{FHL|499078|disp=FHL Film 1488536}}. [http://tinyurl.com/3rll3fo Other Libraries.] <br>
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Latest revision as of 13:49, 30 January 2020


Brief History[edit | edit source]

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[1].

1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan Cavalry article on Wikipedia gives a brief history of the unit

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 903 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - Many men from Wayne County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Oakland County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Kent County and Wayne County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Essex County - see Roster

Company E - Many men from Saginaw County and Wisconsin - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Lenawee County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from St. Clair County - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Wayne County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men from Wayne County - see Roster

See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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).
  • National Park Service, 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.
  • 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.
  • United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States War Department. "United States. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations". (Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1964)FHL Film 1488536. Other Libraries.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).