1st Minnesota Volunteer Cavalry Regiment - The Mounted Rangers



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The 1st Regiment Cavalry "Mounted Rangers" was organized at St. Cloud, St. Peters and Fort Snelling, Minn., October 9 to December 30, 1862. Organized for frontier duty against Indians. The regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 37. OFFICERS:

ASSIGNMENTS:

1st Battalion engaged in frontier duty until June, 1863.
1st Battalion on duty at Fort Ripley, and rest of Regiment at Fort Snelling, Minn., until December
Mustered out October 20 to December 7, 1863.

SERVICE:

Sibley's Expedition against Indians in Dakota Territory June 16-September 14.
Battle of Big Mound, Dakota Territory, July 24, 1863
Dead Buffalo Lake July 26.
Stony Lake July 28.
Missouri River July 28-30.

ROSTERS:

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Powder Springs, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. E491D992. A concise summary of each regiment's service.

Fridley, Russell, editor. Charles E. Flandrau and the Defense of New Ulm. New Ulm, MN: Brown County Historical Society, 1962. 62 p. F6l4N4F7.

Jennison, Samuel P. "The Illusions of a Soldier." In Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle (MOLLUS, MN, Vol. 1). St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Book & Stationary Co, 1887. pp. 369-80 (7 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v26.

Jorgenson, Wayne. “Minnesota in the Civil War: A Photographic Legacy.” Military Images (May/Jun 2008): p. 29. Per.

Minnesota. Board of Commissioners on Publication of History of Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Vol. 1. Powder Springs, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. Unit history and roster.

Wakefield, Larry. "Volunteer's Tour of Duty." [Henry McConnell] Military History (Apr l989): pp. 42-49 (8 photocopied pages). Per.

REFERENCES:

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

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