7th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment

7th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry

Michigan state flag
Active October 1862 to December 15, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Battle of Gettysburg
Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Yellow Tavern
Battle of Cedar Creek
Battle of Five Forks

The 7th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was a part of the famed Michigan Brigade, commanded for a time by Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer.


The 7th Michigan Cavalry was organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan in October 1862 by William d'Alton Mann, a future prominent Michigan newspaper and magazine publisher. He was later named as the regiment's colonel.

The regiment was mustered out of service on December 15, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The regiment suffered 4 officers and 81 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 256 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 343 fatalities.[1]


Notable members

Private Abram Halstead Ellis, Company C - Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, (1901-1902)

See also


  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmicav.htm#7th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. Retrieved June 19, 2007.


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