Recruitment and Training The Second Wisconsin Cavalry (2nd Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin between December 30, 1861 and March 10, 1862. Active Service On March 24, 1862, the regiment left Wisconsin for Benton Barracks in St. Louis, MO. From this point battalions from the regiment were
Recruitment and Training The Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry (4th Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized as the 4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment at Camp Utley, Racine, WI. The unit mustered into the service July 2, 1861. It left the state on the July 15th for camp at the Relay House, MD, August 5, 1861.
By Russ Horton, Reference Archivist. One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson ordered the mobilization of the Wisconsin National Guard for military service. However, he did not send them to Europe, where a World War raged. Instead, he sent them to Texas to protect our border. While their service
When Janesville native Louis Wayne Tyler was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II, he probably imagined eventually being deployed to the European or Pacific Theaters. He might have considered the possibility of going to North Africa or the China-Burma-India Theater. He may have even heard stories of