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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After being in the states on recruiting duty during most of the Mexican War, Company G was finally organized at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and left there for Vera Cruz, January 18, 1848, arriving at the latter place February 14. All the companies on duty with General Scott were ordered home in July and took station at Camp Corinne, near Pascagoula, Mississippi, except Company G, which went to Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, on recruiting duty. After a long rest by the balmy shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the companies at Camp Corinne were ordered to duty in Texas in November, 1848. Regimental headquarters moved to the Austin Arsenal and the companies were stationed at various frontier posts in west Texas. Company G took station in December at Fort Brown, opposite Matamoras where the regiment won its laurels at the beginning of the war.
REGIMENT ORDERED TO TEXAS
HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DIVISION,
BATON ROUGE, September 24, 1848
1. In order to carry out the provisions of General Orders No. 49, so far as relates to the Western Division, the following movements of troops are ordered:
2. After the departure of the Fifth Infantry from East Pascagoula, the Second Dragoons, First Infantry, and six companies of the Third Infantry will embark for Texas….The points of destination for these corps, and the time and mode of embarkation, will be regulated by Brevet Major-General Twiggs, who will embark with the last detachment, and on his arrival in Texas, assume command of the Eighth Military Department.
By order of Major-General TAYLOR.
W. W. S. BLISS, Assistant Adjutant-General