Quartermaster Sergeants and Regimental Supply Sergeants of the Regiment 1849-1936

Following is a list of Quartermaster Sergeants and Regimental Supply Sergeants of the Regiment from 1849 to 1936, taken from ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY, by Maj. Joseph I. Lambert, 2d Cavalry, 1939. Included enlistment records I found on Ancestry.com. STONEMETZ, Henry; (date unknown) to May (date unknown) 1849 [May 9, 1849]. STONEMETZ, …

Regimental Battles and Engagements 1836 – Present

SECOND SEMINOLE WAR; Florida, Georgia 1836-1842 One officer of the 2d Dragoons was killed in action during the Second Seminole War, and five died from disease and climate. Twenty non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates were killed in action, while one-hundred ninety-two died from disease. 1836 March 31 - Oloklikaha, on Withlacoochie River, Fla. Det. 2d …

Regimental Birthday

The Regimental birthday is celebrated on 23 May each year. On 23 May 1836, the Congress of the United States declared "be it enacted, that there shall be raised and organized, under the direction of the President of the United States to accept the service of volunteers and raise an additional Regiment of Dragoons or …

Regimental Motto

The Regimental Motto is: "Remember your Regiment and Follow your Officers." These were the words spoken by Captain Charles A. May to his Dragoons just before their gallant charge at Resaca de la Palma in 1846.