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killed, but the regiment participated in many others in which it lost men wounded or captured. Fifth Michigan Cavalry. Custer's Brigade — Kilpatrick's Division--Cavalry Corps, A. P. (1) Col. Joseph T. Copeland; Brig.-Gen. (3) Col. Russell A. Alger; Bvt. Major-Gen. (2) Col. Freeman Norvell. (4) Col. Smith H. Hastings. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment. Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total. Field andthe brigade while on its march to Gettysburg, where it had its first opportunity to distinguish itself under fire. The brigade sustained the heaviest loss at Gettysburg of any cavalry brigade in that battle. The Fifth was commanded there by Colonel Alger, who had served previously as a Major in the Second Michigan Cavalry, from which he was promoted to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy of the Sixth, and thence to the Colonelcy of the Fifth; he was one of the ablest cavalry officers in the Army. Th
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. Wisconsin.--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, Including the mortally wounded. and 53 missing; and at Bisland, 5 killed