SMITHFIELD

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. Merritt's force now moved to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where it remained until August 25. On this date it made a reconnaissance toward Kearneysville, in conjunction with the …

BATTLE FOR WINCHESTER

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. Headquarters First Cavalry Division, October 12, 1864 SIR. The division moved as ordered at 2 a.m. on the morning of the 19th ultimo, two brigades and the …

LURAY VALLEY

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 Second Cavalry was detached from the Reserve Brigade on September 20 and reported to General Sheridan as escort. In this capacity it moved up the valley …

CEDAR CREEK II

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. From now until October 19, the Second Cavalry with the rest of Merritt's division was doing reconnaissance and picket duty as the army withdrew down the valley. …