Term: Civil War: 2nd Cavalry
The 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry was organized at Milwaukee between December 1861 and March 1862 and left Wisconsin for St. Louis, Missouri, on March 24, 1862. During the war it served in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and finally Texas, where it was mustered out on November 15, 1865. The 1st Battalion (companies A, D, G, and K) was detached from June 1862 to September 1864 and served at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. The regiment lost 312 men during service. Twenty-four enlisted men were killed. Four officers and 284 enlisted men died from disease.
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[Source: Estabrook, Charles E, ed. Records and sketches of military organizations: population, legislation, election and other statistics relating to Wisconsin in the period of the Civil War. (Madison, 1914?).]