1st United States Lancer Regiment


HISTORICAL NOTES:

Colonel Arthur Rankin attempted to raise a regiment of Canadians to serve in the Union Army. The unit was organized at Detroit, Saginaw and St. John, Mich. November 30, 1861, to February 20, 1862. Mustered out March 20, 1862. Col. Rankin was arrested under the Foreign Enlistment Act and forced to resign from the Union Army. No record of service for this unit has been found. OFFICERS:
Colonel Arthur Rankin of Windsor, Ontario

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SERVICE:

ROSTERS:

The roster of this regiment contains 903 names.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Michigan. AGO. Records of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War. Vol. 1. Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling, 1905. E514.3.M62v1. (Alphabetical list of regiment's personnel).

Robertson, John, compiler. Michigan in the War. Lansing, MI: W. S. George, 1880. pp. 165-86. E514.M62. (Brief history of the regiment).

REFERENCES:

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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