1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry
The 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry was created when the 1st Regiment, Nebraska Infantry was renamed on November 6, 1863. On July 22, 1864, the regiment re-mustered as Veteran Volunteers at Omaha, Nebraska. On July 10, 1865, the regiment was consolidated with the 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry. From June 12 through July 5, 1866, it was engaged in an expedition to the Platt and Mojave Rivers, Nebraska, and was mustered out July1,1866  at Omaha.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 19 July 2012).
- The Wikipedia Article, 1st Regiment Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 19 July 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company G - many men from multiple counties and states - roster, pages 273-276
Company H - many men from multiple counties and states - roster, pages 276-279
Company I - many men from multiple counties and states - roster, pages 279-282
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Nebraska in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Nebraska in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Nebraska, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Johnson, Harrison, Johnson's History of Nebraska, (Omaha, Nebraska: Henry Gibson, 1880), FHL book 978.2 H2j.
- Pompey, Sherman Lee. Burial list of the members of the 1st Nebraska cavalry. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1995), FHL book 978.2 A1 no. 13.
- Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, Roster of Nebraska Volunteers, from 1861 to 1869, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). Digital copy at Internet Archives. FHL Fiche 6118454
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 3 January 2012).
- History of the State of Nebraska, (Western Historical Company, A.T. Andreas, 1882). Digital copy at BYU Family History Archives. FHL book 978.2 H2h pt. 1