The Seventh Cavalry was raised under the supervision of the Honorable F.W. Kellog, with its rendezvous at Grand Rapids, its muster into the United States service was done piecemeal and at different dates.
The First Battalion of the Regiment, under the command of Colonel Mann, left its rendezvous at Grand Rapids on the 20th. of February, 1863, bound for Washington, where Michigan Cavalry units were being formed into a single Brigade, the remaining companies joining the following May.
During its entire time in the service of the United States, they were assigned to the famous, Michigan Brigade, under the command of Brigadier General George A. Custer.
Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., October, 1862, to June, 1863.
1st Battalion left State for Washington, D.C. February 20, 1863.
Balance of Regiment May, 1863.
Attached to Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Casey's Division, Defences of Washington 22nd Army Corps to April, 1863.
1st Brigade, Stahel's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington to June, 1863.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac to March, 1864.
1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Middle Military Division to June, 1865.
District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri to September, 1865.
District of Dakota to December, 1865.
|Killed in Action||49|
|Died of Wounds||26|
|Died of Disease||247|
|Total Casualty Rate||18.1%|