1861 – Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry Organized

On this date the Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry was organized as the 4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered into the service of the United States. In September 1863, the regiment was equipped as a cavalry regiment, by order of the War Department. After this time, the Fourth was actively and continually engaged in scouting, picketing and accompanying expeditions of various points in Louisiana and Mississippi. In July 1865 the Fourth was transferred with other troops to Texas, near the Rio Grande. [Source: ]