The Civil War in the East

1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment

The First New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment lost 5 officers and 28 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 112 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



October 24 to December 21

First organized at Concord, N.H., as a Battalion of four Companies attached to 1st New England Cavalry. Later designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, Companies I, K, L & M. (see link for history until 1864)

December 22

New Hampshire companies moved from Concord, N.H., to Pawtucket, R. I.


January 7

Battalion detached from 1st Rhode Island Cavalry to form 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry.

February to April

Moved to New Hampshire and on Veteran furlough and organizing Regiment

April 23

7 Companies organized and ordered to Washington, D.C.


At Camp Stoneman, D.C.

May 17

Moved to Belle Plains, Va. Guard Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg S. R., and at Belle Plains. Atached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

June 1-12

Part of Regiment at Hanover Court House and Cold Harbor

June 6

Moved to White House

June 12

Long Bridge

June 13

Riddle's Shop and White Oak Swamp

June 15

Smith's Store

June 22-30

Wilson's Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad

June 22

Ream's Station

June 23

Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station

June 25

Staunton Bridge (or Roanoke Station)

June 28-29

Sappony Church (or Stony Creek)

June 29

Ream's Station

June 30-August 8

On picket duty at Light House Point and City Point


Five Companies complete organization and ordered to Washington, D.C. for guard and patrol duty and operations against Mosby's guerrillas in the Defenses of Washington independent of regiment

August to December

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

August 17


August 20-21

Summit Station

August 21


August 25


September 3


September 7

Near Brucetown and Winchester

September 13

Abram's Creek

September 19

Battle of Opequan, Winchester

September 20

Near Cedarville

September 21

Front Royal

September 22

Fisher's Hill and Milford

September 29 and October 2


October 2

Mt. Crawford

October 7

Near Columbia Furnace

October 8-9

Tom's Brook ("Woodstock Races")

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

November 10

Near Kernstown

November 12

Newtown and Cedar Creek

November 22

Rude's Hill, near Mr. Jackson

December 19-22

Expedition from Kernstown to Lacy Springs

December 20-21

Lacy Springs



Duty at Winchester

February 27-March 3

Sheridan's Raid into Virginia

March 2

Waynesboro. Regiment led charge on enemy's works, capturing with the sabre 1,500 prisoners, all their artillery and the flag of every regiment engaged.

March 4

Detached from Division, to guard prisoners back to Winchester, Mt. Jackson

March 5

Mt. Sidney and Lacy Springs

March 6

New Market


Duty at and in the vicinity of Winchester, in the Dept. of the Shenandoah, and at Poolesville, Md. Main regiment joined by 5 companies in Washington


Mustered out

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