Preparing For War In Europe

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. America was not ready for war in 1917 but the event was certainly expected by everyone. There had been a long series of notes between President Wilson …

France

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 January 8, 1918, orders came for the Second Cavalry to prepare for overseas service. At this time it was intended to take all horses and equipment, …

This Is The Cavalry?

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 regiment, less the first squadron and E Troop, left Genicart, near Bordeaux, in southern France, by train on April 11, 1918, for Gondrecourt. While en route …

Combat!

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 the period from November 3 to 8, one platoon of Troop C, under Sergeant McDonough, was attached to the Seventy-Seventh Division, and one platoon, under First …

Regimental Citations

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 Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France, 19 September, 1918. GENERAL ORDERS No. 58 The Division Commander cites the following organizations for distinguished conduct during the operations …

Troop I With The A.E.F.

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. By Captain Stephen H. Sherrill On July 29th the Troop entrained for Dommartin-en-Goele, to join the 3rd Army Corps, and detrained at Chateau Thierry on August 1st. …

Provisional Squadron

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 regimental headquarters and the Supply Troop entrained at Gievres September 18 and arrived at Ligny on the 20th. They made a march over roads crowded with …