ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY
By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry
Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas
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Major Alfred Pleasanton resigned from the service on January 1, 1868, after attaining fame as an outstanding cavalry leader in the Civil War. Being commissioned a second lieutenant of the Second Dragoons in 1845 he distinguished himself in the Mexican war and later became a major general in the War between the States.
The regimental commander, Colonel Thomas J. Wood, who was the fourth to command the organization, was retired June 9 with rank of major general. Lieutenant Colonel Innis N. Palmer was promoted to be colonel of the regiment.