1862 – Third Cavalry Regiment Company "C" Departs

On this date, Company C of Wisconsin’s Third Cavalry left for St. Louis. Members had been recruited in 1861 from Green Lake, Fond du Lac, and Marquette counties by E.R. Stevens, a 37-year-old merchant, and James B. Pond, a 23-year-old editor of the . You can see in our online version of the . Eventually stationed at Ft. Leavenworth and working among marauding guerillas on the western frontier, the regiment witnessed some of the most ruthless activity of the war. For more about them, follow the link below and check Estabrook’s at Turning Points in Wisconsin History. [Source:]