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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Arriving at Nashville, Tennessee, February 28, 1862, Company C remained there until March 1 when it marched south with Grant’s army to Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. The regimental returns have the following to say about this company during the year:
Engaged in the battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh) April 6 and 7, 1862. Left there the 14th under command of General C.F. Smith, and drove back the enemy’s, returning to camp at Pittsburg Landing the same day. Left Pittsburg Landing on a reconnaissance April 27 and marched within five miles of Purddy, returning to camp at Pittsburg Landing April 30, 1862.
Left Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, May 4 and arrived at Corinth, Mississippi, June 7, 1862.
Remained at Corinth, Mississippi, until September 25 when we marched to Pocahontas Farm same day and engaged and dispersed the Confederate Cavalry. The Company lost five men and eighteen horses in this engagement. It returned to Corinth, Mississippi September 26, 1862.