detachment under Colonel Innes
won further distinction by its brilliant and successful defense of the army trains which were attacked by Wheeler
's Cavalry during the battle of Stone's River
. General Innes
having been mustered out at the expiration of his term, he was succeeded by Colonel John B. Yates
Many of the Michigan
regiments went to the front in 1861 with Colonels
who afterwards were numbered among the most distinguished generals of the war. On the roster of the 2d Cavalry are the names o f “Colonel
” Gordon Granger
, and “Colonel
” Philip H. Sheridan
. Generals Russell A. Alger
and Robert H. Minty
served at one time as Majors
in this same regiment.
.--The 4th Wisconsin Cavalry will be found in the list of infantry regiments, it having been organized as the 4th Infantry, and nearly all its losses in action having been sustained while in that arm of the service.
It was changed to cavalry in September, 1863, prior to which it lost, at Port Hudson
, 49 killed, 117 wounded,1
and 53 missing; and at Bisland
, 5 killed and 8 wounded. General Bailey
, who built the famous Red River dam, was Colonel
of this regiment.
General Halbert E. Paine
was its first colonel.