2d Dragoons

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MOVE TO TEXAS

Posted by on Dec 21, 2008 in Mormon Campaign 1848-1858 | 0 comments

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. 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...

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MOVE TO CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO

Posted by on Dec 20, 2008 in Mormon Campaign 1848-1858 | 0 comments

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. Pursuant to orders received by General Wool, who had relieved General Taylor at Monterey, in northern Mexico, the companies on duty there, D, C, H, were ordered to duty in California and New Mexico. Lieutenant Colonel Washington was placed in command of the detachment, which also...

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FIRST ACTION AGAINST APACHES

Posted by on Dec 19, 2008 in Mormon Campaign 1848-1858 | 0 comments

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 1849 the non-commissioned officers and musicians of Companies D, E, H, and K were ordered on recruiting service and the privates still remaining after the desertions to the gold country were transferred to the First Dragoons. While attached to this regiment and still under their...

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HARDEE EXPEDITION

Posted by on Dec 18, 2008 in Mormon Campaign 1848-1858 | 0 comments

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. Pursuant to orders from the Department headquarters at San Antonio, Captain Hardee organized an expedition against the Indians in July, 1850. He directed Captain Oakes with G Company to move down the left bank of the Frio River, Captain Wallace with his company of Texas volunteers to...

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K COMPANY ACTIVATED

Posted by on Dec 17, 2008 in Mormon Campaign 1848-1858 | 0 comments

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. Company K, which had been inactive since January, 1848, was reorganized in September, 1849, and took station at Albuquerque, New Mexico. An expedition against the Indians consisting of two companies of the First Dragoons, led by Captain Grier of that regiment and Company K, Second...

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COLONEL HARNEY BECOMES DEPARTMENT COMMANDER IN TEXAS

Posted by on Dec 16, 2008 in Mormon Campaign 1848-1858 | 0 comments

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. After the death of General Brooke, the Department Commander in Texas, Colonel Harney of the Second Dragoons was acting commander during much of the year 1851. By redistributing the troops and building new posts he succeeded in stopping most of the incursions of the Indians. There was...

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