Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin Civil War Rosters

4th Wisconsin Volunteers

Wisconsin Calvary Regiments


Read More About It

"Wisconsin in the Civil War" by Robert Wells

"The Civil War Era, 1848-1873," History of Wisconsin, vol. 2 by Richard Current


Vocabulary:

transfer
Cavalry
Regiment


Interesting Fact:

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.


Study Questions:

  • 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?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Wisconsin in the Civil War:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on May 28:

    1892: The Sierra Club is formed.



  • May 28

    May 28, 1866: The transfer of the Wisconsin Fourth Cavalry Regiment from Texas to Madison was completed, marking the longest service of any Wisconsin volunteer unit in the Civil War.


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