Muster Out Roll for the
3rd Wisconsin Regiment of Cavalry- Company L(Re-Enlisted Men)
"May the names of these men be etched on the scrolls of honor and valor for eternity."
Some of the names below could be slightly inaccurate do to the
translation and the poor handwriting on the original manuscript. A record was kept
of the soldiers pay being stopped for the items they purchased from the army.
Muster Our Roll of Re-Enlisted Men of Company, L in the 3rd Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry
Volunteers, must by Colonel William A. Barstow and called into the service of the United States by the President
at Janesville Wisconsin, (the place of general rendezvous,) on the 19th day of December, 1861 to serve
for the term of 3 years, from the date of enrollment, and unless sooner discharges; from the 31st day of December, 1863,
(when last paid,) to the 29th day of February, 1864, where mustered out by virtue of reenlistment, the Company was
organized under Captain Thomas Derry.
All men enrolled for service at either Spring Prairie, Elkhorn, Janesville, or Madison.
Mustered Out at Little Rock Arkansas on 22nd of April, 1864
Mustering Officer A.V. Vincent 1st Lt. 2nd UFAst C.M. Dept. of Arkansas
Also on back of Paper is the name of an unknown Michigan Infantry Volunteer unit.
Quarter Master Sergeant
1. Henry S. Quick
1. William Lavin
1. Edward Slaughter
2. Stedman L. Jackson
3. John B. Simon
1. William D. Chandler
2. James Duffey
3. George M. D. Hermin
4. Andrew J. Shay
5. Charles Schneider
From Dyer's Compendium
The Third Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment was organized at Camp Barstow, Janesville, WI, and mustered into the service of the
United States at various dates, the muster being completed on January 31, 1862. The regiment left the state on March 26 for
St. Louis, MO. On its way there and near Chicago and unfortunate railway accident occurred in which twelve men were killed.
The regiment remained at St. Louis until the latter part of May, when it was assigned to Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and here on the
27th of May, Colonel Barstow, the Commander, was appointed Provost Marshal of Kansas, and companies of the Third
Cavalry were assigned to provost duty in several localities. In the month of September of that year six companies were
detached and assigned to duty under General Salomon in southwestern Missouri and Arkansas, and with the Union Forces with
this command participated in the battle of Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862. The remainder of the service of this regiment was
spent in southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Indian Territory, detachments being almost constantly on the move from
point to point, engaged in very arduous duties of scouting, skirmishing and patrolling and in frequent contact with the enemy.
The regiment was mustered out of the service of the United States by companies the final company being disbanded at
Madison, WI, November 1, 1865.
The 3d Cavalry was attached to the Army of the Frontier, and, like many of the Western cavalry regiments, served in Missouri, Arkansas,
and in the Indian Territory, fighting in unheard-of battles, and losing its men in engagements which are never mentioned in history
and which were never lettered on the battle-flags of the Republic. One of the principal losses
of the 3d Cavalry occurred at Baxter Springs, Cherokee Nation, October 6, 1863, where one company
(1) attached to General Blunt's headquarters was attacked by Quantrell's guerrillas and forced
to retreat with a loss of 33 killed and 14 wounded. The quartermaster was killed, and, of a
regimental band which accompanied General Blunt, not a man escaped, the enemy giving no quarter.
Organized at Janesville, Wis., November 30, 1861, to January 31, 1862.
Mustered in January 28, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 26-28, 1862, and
duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till May 23. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
May 23-27. Assigned to frontier and provost duty in Kansas till September, 1862.
Company "D" at Atchison; Company "G" at Shawnee; Company "L" at Aubrey;
Companies "B" and "H" at Fort Leavenworth; Companies "A," "E" and "K" at
Leavenworth City. Companies "C," "F," "I" and "M" moved to Fort Scott, Kan.,
June 12-17. Company "C" stationed at Trading Post till August; Company "I" at
Carthage till August, Action at Monticello August 5. Rocky Bluff August 7.
Taberville August 11. Expedition to Montevallo August 14-24. Hickory Grove
August 23. Regiment assembled at Fort Scott September. Attached to Solomon's
1st Brigade. Herron's 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri,
to November, 1862. Cavalry Command, Herron's Division, Army of the Frontier,
to June, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863.
3rd Brigade, District of the Frontier, to January, 1864. Unassigned, District of
the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. Unassigned,
Little Rock, Ark., 7th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 4th Brigade, Cavalry
Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, Post of Little
Rock, 7th Army Corps, to April, 1865. Unassigned, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps,
to June, 1865. District of South Kansas, to September, 1865.
SERVICE.--Expedition from Fort Leavenworth to Independence August 12-14, 1862.
(Cos. "I" and "M" at Fort Scott till May, 1863; also "C" and "G," December,
1862, to July, 1863; Co. "G" relieved and ordered to Regiment.) 1st and 3rd
Battalions in Blount's Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas against Raines and
Parsons September to December, 1862. Cross Hollows September 27-28. Newtonia
September 30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Cane Hill November 28. Battle
of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van
Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Dripping Springs December 28. Carthage, Mo.,
January 13, 1863. Moved to Forsythe, thence to Springfield, Mo. Duty there
and at Drywood till June. Scouting in Southwest Counties of Missouri and
Northwest Arkansas, and operating against Patty's, Livingston's and
Quantrell's guerrillas, with numerous skirmishes in Barton, Jasper and
Newton Counties. Action at Carrollton March 2. Yellville March 4. The
Island March 30. Clapper's Saw Mill, near Crooked Creek, I. T., March 31
(Detachment). Jackson County April 2. Companies "B," "O," "H," "I" and "M"
march to Fort Blount, C. N., as escort to train, May 14-30. Near Fort Gibson
May 20 and 25, and near Fort Blount May 30. Regiment moved to Fort Blount
June 20-July 5. Action at Cabin Creek July 1-2 (Co. "B"). Honey Springs
July 17 and August 22. Perryville August 26. Marias des Cygnes August 31.
At Schuyleyville, C. N., till October· Expedition through Jackson, Cass,
Johnson and Lafayette Counties September 8-23 (Cos. "B" and "L"). Choctaw
Nation October 2. Baxter Springs October 6 (Cos. "C" and "I"). Fort Blair,
Waldron, October 7. Choctaw Nation October 7. Waldron October 16. Clarksville
October 28. Raid from Van Buren to Dallas November 12-22. Duty at Van Buren
November, 1863, to March, 1864. Moved to Little Rock March 30-April 16.
Veterans on furlough March 30-June 16, then moved to Little Rock via St.
Louis, Memphis and Devall's Bluff June 16-July 27. Clarendon July 14
(Non-Veterans). Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16.
Hickory Plains and Bull's Bayou August 7. Bull's Bayou and Jacksonport
August 26. Pursuit of Shelby's forces August 28-September 7. Expedition
from Little Rock to Fort Smith September 25-October 13 (Detachment).
Clarksville September 28 and October 19. Expedition from Lewisburg to Benton
November 2-3. Duty at Little Rock till April, 1865 (Cos. "B," "E," "G," "H," "I," "K" and "L").
Expedition up White River to Devall's Bluff December 13-15, 1864. Regiment
reorganized into 5 Companies April 16, 1865. Moved to Duvall's Bluff April 21,
and duty there till June 3. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., June 3, thence to Rolla
and Springfield, Mo., and marched to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., July 18-August 3.
Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth September 8, 1865. Companies "A," "C," "D," "F" and "M"
served detached in District of the Border October, 1863, to January, 1864.
In District of Kansas to September, 1864. District of South Kansas to April,
1865, and District of North Kansas to September, 1865, serving at different
posts in Missouri and Kansas, Sub-District of Fort Scott, at Forts Insley,
Mo., Hamer, Mo., Curtis, Mo., McKean, Mo., Pawnee Creek, Kan., etc.
Arkansas Creek near Fort Larned November 13, 1863 (Detachment). Dogwood
Creek May 16 (Co. "C"). Lane's Prairie, Marian County, May 26. Actions at
Montevallo, Mo., June 12, 1864 (Detachment). Big North Fork Creek Mo.,
June 16 (Co. "C"). Near Dogwood July 7. Osage Mission, Kan., September 26.
Operations against Price in Missouri and Arkansas September to November, 1864.
Lexington October 19 (Detachment). Near Montevallo October 19. Little Blue
October 21. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23.
Engagement at the Marmiton or Battle of Chariot October 25. Mine Creek,
Little Osage River, October 25. Newtonia October 28. Drywood October 29.
Company "A" changed to Company "K," Company "C" to Company "H," Company "D"
to Company "I," and Company "M" to Company G," April 16, 1865. Companies "F"
and "H" on expedition to explore country from Fort Riley, Kan., to Denver,
Colo., Smoky Hill Route, March to July, 1865. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., September 29, 1865. Companies "G" and "L" mustered out October 26, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 147 Enlisted men by disease. Total 217.