1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan Cavalry

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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]

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

Source Material[edit | edit source]

  • 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).