THE CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. At the beginning of the unfortunate conflict of the Civil War, our cavalry was scattered over the vast new territory in the west just acquired from Mexico …

BULL RUN – COMPANY K

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. On the morning of June 19, 1861, the cavalry was attached to various divisions of the main army, Company K being placed with Colonel Hunter's division. The …

THE REGIMENT REASSEMBLES

We left Company I at Taos, New Mexico, in 1861, under Captain Sibley. That officer went over to the Confederacy, leaving it in command of Lieutenant Walker. On October 9, 1861, it moved to Fort Garland, Colorado, where it remained until September, 1862. During that month it joined forces with Company G at Camp Picket …

PITTSBURG LANDING (SHILOH) – COMPANY C

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. 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 …

YORKTOWN, CHICKAHOMINY, NEW BRIDGE, GAINES' MILL, SEVEN DAYS, SAVAGE STATION, MALVERN HILL – COMPANIES A, B, D, E, F, K, H

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. The seven companies of the regiment encamped near Washington, D.C., were selected to form part of McClellan's army which was to invade Virginia from the Yorktown Peninsula. …

RECRUITING

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. During July, 1862, Companies A, B, and D were broken up, the privates transferred to other companies, and the officers, noncommissioned officers, and buglers were sent on …