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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Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Boone resigned July 15, 1853, after serving in various units, beginning as a captain of Missouri rangers in 1812. Later he served as a captain of Mounted Rangers in 1832, and then as captain and major of the First Dragoons since its inception in 1833, until he was made lieutenant colonel of the Second Dragoons in 1850. A worthy son of Daniel Boone, he was a finished woodsman and knew the paths leading across the plains of the West. Major Philip St. G. Cooke was made lieutenant colonel, and Major Enoch Steen, First Dragoons, was made major of the regiment.