2nd Cavalry Regiment

Nickname: Harris Light Cavalry; Seventh United States; New York State Cavalry

Mustered in: August 9 to October 8,1861
Mustered out: June 5, 1865

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

July 25, 1861, Co1. J. Mansfield Davies received authority from the War Department to recruit a regiment of cavalry. He recruited this regiment and organized it at Scarsdale; it was mustered in the service of the United States for three years, between August 9 and October 8, 1861. It was originally known as the Harris Light Cavalry; the War Department designated it, October 26, 1861, the 7th Regiment of Cavalry in the service of the United States, but when the regiment was turned over to the State as one of the State organizations, it was numbered the 2d Regiment of N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry. At the expiration of its term' of service those entitled thereto were discharged and August 29, 1864, the regiment was consolidated into a battalion of four companies, A, B, C and D, and, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in the service. In September and October, 1864, eight new companies joined, raising the battalion to a regimental organization again; these companies had been recruited for a service of one year.

The companies were recruited principally: A at New York city, Hartford, Conn., and Newton, N. J.; B at Newton and Deckertown, N. J., and at Newburgh, Troy, Watertown and Port Jervis; C and D Connecticut Squadron at Hartford, Conn.; E at New York city, Troy, Fort Edward and Cambridge; F at Covington, Ind., Fairhaven, Vt., Troy and Richfield Springs; G at New York city, Newburgh and Fort Edward; H at Chambersburg, Ind.; I at Lafayette, Ind.; K at Scranton, Pa., Hampton, Newark and Rockaway, N. J.. New York city, Troy and Richfield Springs; L at New York city, Hudson, Troy, Fort Ann, Fort Edward and Litchfield; and M at New York city, Newburgh Plattsburgh and Port Henry. The companies raised in 1864 were recruited principally: E Ticonderoga Cavalry Company-at Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga; F at Elmira and Syracuse; G and H at Manlius, Rochester, Elbridge, Onondaga, Syracuse, Cicero, Pompey, DeWitt, Chenango, Spafford, Lafayette, Albany, Salina, Skaneateles and Geddes; I at Hart's Island, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Jamaica, Tarrytown and Albany; K at Mt. Morris, Goshen, Farmington, Poughkeepsie, Avon, Hopewell and Elmira; Land M at New York city and Brooklyn.

The regiment left the State in September and October, 1861, and served in McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, from October, 1861; with the 3d Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862; with King's Division, Department Rappahannock, from May, 1862; in Cavalry Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Corps, Army of Virginia, from June, 1862; in Bayard's Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Potomac, from September, 1862 (Companies A and B, I and K, in 3d Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, in September and October, 1862); in Gregg's Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Potomac, from December 15, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, from February II, 1863 (a battalion with 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Corps, on the Peninsula, Va., from May to July, 1863); in 2d Brigade, 2d Division, Cavalry, Army of the Potomac, from June 14, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, from August 12, 1863; Cavalry, Army of the Shenandoah, from October, 1864, and with the Army of the Potomac from March, 1865. Commanded by Co1. Alanson M. Randol, Companies E, F, G, H, I and K were mustered out June 5, 1865, and the remainder of the regiment, June 23, 1865, at Alexandria, Va.

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 7 officers, 67 enlisted men; died of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 47 enlisted men; died of disease and other causes, 3 officers, 246 enlisted men; total, 12 officers, 360 enlisted men; aggregate, 372; of whom 1 officer and 106 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume II: New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908.

Second Cavalry.—Cols., J. Mansfield Davies, Judson Kilpatrick, Henry E. Davies, Jr., Otto Harhaus, Walter C. Hull, x\lanson M. Randol; Lieut. -Cols., Judson Kilpatrick, Henry E. Davies, Jr., Otto Harhaus, Edwin M. Cook, Mortimer B. Birdseye; Majs., Henry E. Davies, jr., Edwin F. Cook, Henry Grinton, Alfred N. Duffie, William H. Mallory, John E. Naylor. Walter Clark Hull, Otto Harhaus, Samuel Mclrwin, Mortimer B. Birdseye, Joseph O'Keefe, William R. Mattison, John F. L. V. Danesi, Enos B. Parsons, Andrew S. Glover, William B. Shafer. This regiment was organized at Scarsdale in the summer of 1861 by Col. J. Mansfield Davies, under authority granted him by the war department on July 25. It was called the "Harris light cavalry," in honor of the Hon. Ira Harris, of Albany, then U. S. senator. It was mustered into the U. S. service from Aug. 9 to Oct. 8, 1861, for three years, being designated the 7th regiment of cavalry in the service of the United States, but when it was turned over to the state it was numbered the 2nd N. Y. volunteer cavalry. The 2nd was finely officered and became one of the most famous of the New York cavalry regiments. It was one of the three hundred fighting regiments mentioned by Col. Fox in his '"Regimental Losses in the Civil War," and ranks eighth in the list of mounted regiments which lost the most men killed and fatally wounded in action during the war. Col. Hull was killed at Cedar creek, and Maj. O'Keefe met his death during the final campaign in 1865. The several companies of the 2nd were recruited from New York city, Long island, Rensselaer and Washington counties, with two from Hartford, Conn., three New York Regiments 183 from Indiana, and one (partly) from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The eight companies raised in 1864, were recruited principally from Cortland and Onondaga counties and were enlisted for one year only. The term of service of the original members expired in Sept., 1864, and these were mustered out and returned home, except about 350 who remained in the field, composed of recruits and reenlisted veterans. They were consolidated into a battalion of four companies. A, B, C and D, and the eight companies raised in 1864 were united with the battalion, raising it again to a full regiment. The regiment left the state in Sept. and Oct., 1861, and originally served with McDowell's division. Army of the Potomac. While on Pope's campaign in Aug., 1862, the 2nd lost 11 killed, 19 wounded and 45 captured or missing, a total of 83. It again suffered heavily in June, 1863, while serving with the 2nd brigade, 2nd cavalry division (Gregg's), Army of the Potomac at Beverly ford, where its casualties were 39 killed, wounded and missing. In the cavalry action at Aldie, Va., the same month, it lost 50 in killed, wounded and missing; at Liberty mills in September, its casualties were 87 killed, wounded and missing, and at Buckland mills, in October it met with a loss of 59 killed, wounded and missing. As a part of Wilson's division, afterwards Custer's, it saw much hard service in 1863-64; it participated in Kilpatrick's daring raid in March. 1864, within the defenses of Richmond, when the regiment approached within a mile and a half of the city. Maj. Cook was captured at this time and put in irons. The regiment again lost heavily during Wilson's raid to the South Side and Danville railroads in June, 1864, when its casualties amounted to 47 killed, wounded and missing. The 2nd served with the cavalry in the Army of the Shenandoah from Oct., 1864, to March, 1865, and with the Army of the Potomac during the final campaign up to the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. The regiment was mustered out June 23, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. Three of its six colonels rose to high rank for conspicuous gallantry. Col. Kilpatrick became a bvt. major-general; Col. Henry E. Davies. Jr., rose to be a major-general, and Col. Randol was appointed bvt. brigadier-general. Six members of the regiment were awarded medals of honor by Congress, viz.: Lieut. James H. Gribben, Sergt. Ivers S. Calkins, Corps. Irvin C. Payne and John F. Benjamin, and Pvts. William I. Brewer and Frank Miller. The total enrollment of the regiment was 2.528, of whom 9 ofiicers and 112 men were killed and died of wounds; 2 officers and 234 men died of disease, accidents, in prison, etc.; 20 officers and 22(i were wounded and recovered; and 14 officers and 545 men were reported missing. The regiment served almost entirely in Virginia and Maryland and took part in about 175 battles and skirmishes. It was a credit to the state which sent it forth, and few regiments in the service displayed more conspicuous gallantry and efficiency.

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“Adin W. Bangs Collection.” U.S Army Heritage and Education Center. https://arena.usahec.org/web/arena/results?p_p_id=crDetailWicket_WAR_arenaportlet&p_p_lifecycle=1&p_p_state=normal&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_item_id=72432&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_facet_queries=&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_agency_name=AUS101011&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_item_no=5&_crDetailWicket_WAR_arenaportlet_back_url=https%3A%2F%2Farena.usahec.org%2Fweb%2Farena%2Fsearch%3Fp_p_id%3DsearchResult_WAR_arenaportlet%26p_p_lifecycle%3D1%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_facet_queries%3D%26_searchResult_WAR_arenaportlet_agency_name%3DAUS101010%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_search_item_no%3D5%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_search_query%3D2nd%2Bnew%2Byork%2Bcavalry%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_search_type%3Dsolr%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_sort_advice%3Dfield%253DRelevance%2526direction%253DDescending%26_searchResult_WAR_arenaportlet_arena_member_id%3D74310230&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_query=2nd+new+york+cavalry&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_type=solr&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_sort_advice=field%3DRelevance%26direction%3DDescending&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_arena_member_id=74310230.

Carmody, Cornelius. “Papers (1862-1864).” New York State Library. https://www.nysl.nysed.gov/mssc/allcwrec.htm#44.

Cecil, Robert Downing. “History of Obadiah Jackson Downing.” Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/cgi-bin/zgate?present+12320890+Default+44+1+F+1.2.840.10003.5.10+62+/cgi-bin/zgate%3fACTION%3dINIT%26FORM_HOST_PORT%3d/prod/www/data/z3950/oclcmss3.html,zcat.oclc.org,210%26AUTH%3doclcmss.

“Cedar Creek Report, 2d New York Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 3d Cavalry Division (OR, 43, 538-9).” U.S Army Center of Military History. https://history.army.mil/books/Staff-Rides/CedarCreek/2NYCav.htm.

De Peyster, John Watts. Corporal Casey; or, the history of a cavalry regiment. Citizen and round table. New York: 1870.

“Dorance Atwater.” American Civil War Research Database. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1390762.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Compiled and Arranged from the Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies Reports of the Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers and other Reliable Documents and Sources. The Dyer Publishing Company, 1908.

Eaton, Hervey E. Letters, 1865.
17 pages.
Letters, March-May 1865, from Hervey E. Eaton of Company H, 2nd New York Cavalry, to his mother Emily Goodrich of Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York, consisting of letter, 28 March 1865, letting his mother know that he has reached City Point, Virginia, where his regiment is joining the Army of the Potomac, informing her that he was part of the “great raid” by Philip Sheridan’s (1831-1888) troops; letter, 29 March 1865, sending news and a photograph (not included); letter, 26 April 1865, stating that Sheridan had taken some of the cavalry to North Carolina, but his regiment has remained behind and having a “soft thing” in camp life, informing her that he is acting quartermaster of the regiment, telling her he has sent home items, and providing personal news; letter, 7 May 1865, containing personal news and asking about news from home; and letter, 15 May 1865, informing her that his regiment may be mustered out soon as it has nothing to do since the war ended.
Accession 38474. Located at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
Thank you to Ed Worman for pointing out this resource.
Glazier, Willard Worcester. Battles for the Union, comprising descriptions of many of the most stubbornly contested battles in the War of the great rebellion, together with incidents and reminiscences of the camp, the march, and the skirmish line. Embracing a record of the privations, heroic deeds, and glorious triumphs of the soldiers of the Republic, by Willard Glazier. Hartford: Dustin, Gilman & co., 1875.407 p., illus.

“Frederick Poughkeepsie.” American Civil War Research Database. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1452503.

Fry, Benjamin. “McFeely family papers, 1832-1881.” Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/cgi-bin/zgate?present+12320890+Default+31+1+F+1.2.840.10003.5.10+42+/cgi-bin/zgate%3fACTION%3dINIT%26FORM_HOST_PORT%3d/prod/www/data/z3950/oclcmss3.html,zcat.oclc.org,210%26AUTH%3doclcmss.

Glazier, Willard Worcester. The capture, the prison pen, and the escape, giving a complete history of prison life in the South, principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Belle isle, Millin, Salisbury, and Andersonville, describing the arrival of prisoners, and plans of escape, together with numerous and varied incidents and anecdotes of prison life. Embracing, also, the adventures of the author's escape from Columbia, South Carolina, his recapture, subsequent escape, recapture, trial as a spy, and his final and successful escape from Sylvania, Georgia, by Captain Willard Worcester Glazier. To which is added an Appendix, containing the name, rank, regiment, and post office address of prisoners. New York: R. H. Ferguson, & co., 1870. 446 p., illus.

 

Glazier, Willard W. The capture, the prison pen, and the escape, giving an account of prison life in the South, principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Millin, Salisbury, and Andersonville: describing the arrival of prisoners, plans of escape, with incidents and anecdotes of prison life; embracing, also, the adventures of an escape from Columbia, S.C., recapture, trial as a spy, and final escape from Sylvania, Georgia. J. Munsell, 1866.

Glazier, Willard Worcester. Three years in the Federal cavalry, by Willard Glazier. New York: R. H. Ferguson & co., 1870. 339 p., illus.

Glazier, Willard Worcester. Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg) by the New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1900.

Harris light cavalry, an accepted regiment to be mustered by companies. For each company wanted. By order of Col. J. M. Davies, W. H. Mallory, Adj't. New York: Isaac J. Oliver's print, [1863?]. Broadside, 47.5 x 61 cm.

Hunt, Roger D., Jack R. Brown. Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue. Olde Soldier Books, 1990.

Johnson, Elbert M. “Papers (1864-1897).” New York State Library. https://www.nysl.nysed.gov/mssc/allcwrec.htm#374.

Johnson, E. M. A cavalryman under Custer '64-'65 reminiscences of the Civil War. Janet Carson, 2005.

Mattison, M. R. "A new Jersey cavalryman, the late Captain George V. Griggs [1839 - 1863] of the Harris Light Cavalry." Northern monthly I (1867) p. 548 - 59.

McCluer, James. “HARRISBURG CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE COLLECTION; BOX 9B, FOLDER 10, JAMES MCCLURE (MCLUER), COMPANY I, 2ND NEW YORK CAVALRY REGIMENT, LETTER, NOVEMBER 22, 1861, [CIRCA] 1861.” U.S Army Heritage and Education Center. https://arena.usahec.org/web/arena/results?p_p_id=crDetailWicket_WAR_arenaportlet&p_p_lifecycle=1&p_p_state=normal&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_item_id=254515&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_facet_queries=&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_agency_name=AUS101011&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_item_no=1&_crDetailWicket_WAR_arenaportlet_back_url=https%3A%2F%2Farena.usahec.org%2Fweb%2Farena%2Fsearch%3Fp_p_id%3DsearchResult_WAR_arenaportlet%26p_p_lifecycle%3D1%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_facet_queries%3D%26_searchResult_WAR_arenaportlet_agency_name%3DAUS101010%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_search_item_no%3D1%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_search_query%3D2nd%2Bnew%2Byork%2Bcavalry%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_search_type%3Dsolr%26p_r_p_arena_urn%253Aarena_sort_advice%3Dfield%253DRelevance%2526direction%253DDescending%26_searchResult_WAR_arenaportlet_arena_member_id%3D74310230&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_query=2nd+new+york+cavalry&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_search_type=solr&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_sort_advice=field%3DRelevance%26direction%3DDescending&p_r_p_arena_urn%3Aarena_arena_member_id=74310230.

McCutchen, Charles. “Charles McCutchen letter to Charles C. Knight, 1862 May 18.” Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/cgi-bin/zgate?present+12320890+Default+64+1+F+1.2.840.10003.5.10+92+/cgi-bin/zgate%3fACTION%3dINIT%26FORM_HOST_PORT%3d/prod/www/data/z3950/oclcmss3.html,zcat.oclc.org,210%26AUTH%3doclcmss.

Mclrwin, Samuel. United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 2nd. From the 'Civil War Collection.'
Photocopies of letters from Libby Prison, Richmond Va., to family requesting food and clothing and hoping for exchange from prison. Oct. 5, 1863 and March 21, 1864.
Located at the New York State Historical Association – Research Library. New York State Historical Association – Research Library, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Meyer, Henry Codington. [Autobiographical sketch of Henry C. Meyer. New York: 1896] [2] p.

Meyer, Henry Codington. Civil war experiences under Bayard, Gregg, Kilpatrick, Custer, Raulston, and Newberry, 1862, 1863, 1864, by Henry C. Meyer, Captain 24th New York cavalry. New York: Privately printed [Knickerbocker press] 1911. 119 p.

Mitchell, Nina Cornelia. “Nina Cornelia Mitchell papers, 1854-1958.” Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/cgi-bin/zgate?present+12320890+Default+27+1+F+1.2.840.10003.5.10+38+/cgi-bin/zgate%3fACTION%3dINIT%26FORM_HOST_PORT%3d/prod/www/data/z3950/oclcmss3.html,zcat.oclc.org,210%26AUTH%3doclcmss.

Mott, George Scudder. Discourse delivered at the funeral of George V. Griggs, Capt. Co. K. "Harris Light" 2nd N.Y. cavalry, in the Presbyterian church, Newton, N.Y. by the Pastor George S. Mott, on the fifth of February, 1864. New York: Pratt & Grinton, printers, 1864. 1 p.

Owens, John Algernon. Sword and pen; or, ventures and adventures of Willard Glazier (the soldier-author), in war and literature. Philadelphia: P. W. Ziegler & co., 1881. 516 p., illus.

Owens, John Algernon. Sword and pen; or, ventures and adventures of Willard Glazier (the soldier-author), in war and literature. Philadelphia: P. W. Ziegler & co., 1882. 436 p., illus.

Pomerantz, Henry. “Hugh Judson Kilpatrick.” New York State Military Museum. http://catalog.nysmm.org/Presto/content/Detail.aspx?ctID=MWUzZjNjOGQtZjA1My00MDA3LTk0ZDMtN2E5ZmNkZWM1ZWUw&rID=MTQwMA==&qrs=RmFsc2U=&q=KENhdGFsb2cuQ29uZmxpY3Q6KDE4NjUpKSBBTkQgKENhdGFsb2cuTWlsQ29tcG9uZXQ6KCJVbml0ZWQgU3RhdGVzLiBBcm15LiBOZXcgWW9yayBDYXZhbHJ5IFJlZ2ltZW50LCAybmQiKSk=&qcf=MWUzZjNjOGQtZjA1My00MDA3LTk0ZDMtN2E5ZmNkZWM1ZWUw&ph=VHJ1ZQ==&bckToL=VHJ1ZQ==&rrtc=VHJ1ZQ==.

Randol, Alanson Merwin. Last days of the rebellion. The Second New York cavalry (Harris' light) at Appomattox station and Appomattox Court House, April 8 and 9, 1865, by Alanson M. Randol. Presidio of San Francisco, Cal.: 1883. 12 p.

Reynolds, Charles. “Papers, 1851-1871.” Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/cgi-bin/zgate?present+12320890+Default+13+1+F+1.2.840.10003.5.10+13+/cgi-bin/zgate%3fACTION%3dINIT%26FORM_HOST_PORT%3d/prod/www/data/z3950/oclcmss3.html,zcat.oclc.org,210%26AUTH%3doclcmss.

Rummel, George A. Gettysburg cavalrymen 2nd Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry, Army of the Potomac, Cavalry Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade. George A. Rummell III, 1999.

Siebert, Louis. “Louis Siebert Letter to Charles Evans, 1864 October 22.” New York Historical Society. https://bobcat.library.nyu.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=nyu_aleph003664763&context=L&vid=NYHS&lang=en_US&search_scope=nyhs&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=nyhs&query=any,contains,Louis%20Siebert%20letter,%201864%20October%2022&offset=0.

Spicer, Richard. “Richard Spicer papers 1864 October 18.” Chicago History Museum. https://researchworks.oclc.org/archivegrid/collection/data/1091590027. Bark, Oscars Theodore. “Collection of miscellaneous papers, 1864-1945 (bulk 1864-1887).” New York Historical Society. https://bobcat.library.nyu.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=nyu_aleph001506691&context=L&vid=NYHS&lang=en_US&search_scope=nyhs&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=nyhs&query=any,contains,2nd%20new%20york%20cavalry&offset=0.

Surgeon's journal.
Digital copy donated by the Warren Historical Society.

Wittenberg, Eric J. “Cold Harbor Coda The Second Battle of Haw’s Shop gave the Union Army a needed reprieve during the unabated slaughter of June 3, 1864.” New York State Military Museum. http://catalog.nysmm.org/Presto/content/Detail.aspx?ctID=MWUzZjNjOGQtZjA1My00MDA3LTk0ZDMtN2E5ZmNkZWM1ZWUw&rID=MTU0MTQ=&qrs=RmFsc2U=&q=KENhdGFsb2cuQ29uZmxpY3Q6KDE4NjUpKSBBTkQgKENhdGFsb2cuTWlsQ29tcG9uZXQ6KCJVbml0ZWQgU3RhdGVzLiBBcm15LiBOZXcgWW9yayBDYXZhbHJ5IFJlZ2ltZW50LCAybmQiKSk=&qcf=MWUzZjNjOGQtZjA1My00MDA3LTk0ZDMtN2E5ZmNkZWM1ZWUw&ph=VHJ1ZQ==&bckToL=VHJ1ZQ==&rrtc=VHJ1ZQ==.

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Photos from the American Civil War Research Database:

Dorance Atwater. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1390762. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

Clarence Buell. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1396282. Photo from Library of Congress collection.

James Alexander Campbell. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1396709. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

Edwin Francis Cooke. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1401625.

James DeWitt Cutting. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1405087.

Henry Eugene Davies Jr. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1415560.

Alfred Napoleon Alexander Duffie. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1410073.

Barnard Ellis. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1412497. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

Charles W. Gilbert. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1417758. Photo courtesy of Henry Pomerantz.

Willard W. Glazier. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1417774. Research by Jack Lundquist.

Henry Perkins Goddard. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1417779. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1422206.

Henry Grinton. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1417829.

Charles E. Hackley. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1420375. Photo courtesy of Henry Pomerantz.

William C. Hulbert. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1432873.

William A. Kimball. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1435594. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

William R. Laing. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1446016.

William Henry Mallory. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1447903. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

Henry Mansfield. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1447914.

Edward C. Morehouse. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1450378.

John E. Naylor. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1451207. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

John C. Poole. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1452483.

Frederick Poughkeepsie. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1452503. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

Alanson Merwin Randol. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1452544. Photo from Library of Congress collection.

David Rolfe. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1453105. Photo courtesy of HDS Subscriber.

Edward A. Ward. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1464059. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS.

Edgar Washburn Warren. 2nd New York Cavalry. http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&1464069. Photo courtesy of Tom Jones.