"The Civil War Era, 1848-1873," History of Wisconsin, vol. 2 by Richard Current
A lieutenant colonel in the Fourth Cavalry, Joseph Bailey, received a vote of thanks from the U.S. Congress for his exploits on the Red River. He was one of only 15 officers who were honored in such a way by the Congress during the Civil War.
What battles did the Wisconsin Fourth Cavalry participate in during the Civil War?
What was the regiment's primary duty between the end of the Civil War and May 28, 1866?
What was the primary purpose of a cavalry regiment?
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