The Civil War in the East

2nd New York Veteran Cavalry Regiment "Empire Light Cavalry"

The regiment lost 5 officers and 29 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 212 enlisted men to disease, a total of 249.

 

Timeline of the 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry Regiment

 

Organized at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. from the discharged 30th New York Infantry Regiment

August 15, 1863

Company A mustered in and left state for Washington, D.C. under Colonel Morgan H. Chrysler. Attached to Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps for duty in the Defenses of Washington

August 25

Companies B and F mustered in and left state to join regiment

September 8

Companies D and "E mustered in and left state to join regiment

September 9

Company C mustered in and left state to join regiment

October 10

Company G mustered in and left state to join regiment

October 16

Company H mustered in and left state to join regiment

November 10

Companies I and K mustered in and left state to join regiment

December 3

Company L mustered in and left state to join regiment

December 30

M mustered in at Cavalry Depot, Washington, D.C.,

February, 1864

Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf and attached to 5th Brigade, Cavalry Division, 19th Army Corps, Department of the Gulf

March 10-May 22

Red River Campaign

March 14-26

Advance from Franklin to Alexandria

March 29-30

Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville

March 31

Natchitoches

April 4

Campti

April 8

Sabine Cross Roads

April 9

Pleasant Hill

April 14

Bayou Saline

April 19

Natchitoches

April 22-24

About Cloutiersville

April 23

Cane River Crossing

May 3

Bayou Roberts

May 4-5

Near Wilson's Landing

May 6

Well's and Moore's Plantations

May 13-20

Retreat to Morganza

May 16

Mansura

May 17

Near Moreauville

May 18

Bayou de Glaze

May 18

Simsport

May 29-June 6

Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya River

May 29

Bayou Fordyce Road

May 30

Livonia

June 1-3

Bayou Grosse Tete

June

Assigned to 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf

June 24

Near Morganza

July 18

Franklin

July 27

Atchafalaya River

July 28

Morgan's Ferry Road and Atchafalaya River

August 9

Martnquin Bayou

August 10

Rosedale

August 23-29

Expedition to Clinton. Assigned to Separate Cavalry Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf

Augrist 28

Morgan's Ferry, on Atchafalaya River (Detachment)

September 13-17

Expedition from Morganza to Fausse River

September 13
and 16

Bayou Maringowen

September 15

Rosedale

September 20

Bayou Alabama and Morgan's Ferry

October 4

St. Francisville

October 5

Bayou Rara

October 16

Fausse River

November 10

McLeod's Mills

November 15

Clinton and Liberty Creek, Miss.

November 27-December 13

Davidson's Expedition from Baton Rouge against Mobile & Ohio Railroad

November 27

State Line, Pascagoula River, Miss.

December 13-14

Expedition to Morgan's Ferry. Assigned to Separate Cavalry Brigade, Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi

December 16-19

Expedition from Atchafalaya River

December 22

A large number of sick men from the regiment being sent back north drowned when the steamship North America sank off the Florida coast.

January 31, 1865

Expedition from Morganza to New Roads

February 7-10

Scouts to Fausse River and Grosse Tete Bayou (Detachment)

February

Moved to Barrancas, Fla. Assigned to Separate Cavalry Brigade, District of West Florida

March 20-April 1

March to Fort Blakely, Ala. assigned to 1st Brigade, Lucas' Cavalry Division, Military Division West Mississippi

March 21

College Hill, Fla.

March 23

Pine Barren Creek

March 25

Canoe Creek or Bluff Springs and Bluff Springs

March 26

Pollard, Ala.

April 1-9

Siege operations against Fort Blakely assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf

April 9-17

Expedition from Blakely to Claiborne

April 11

Near Mt. Pleasant

April 17-30

Grierson's Raid through Alabama and Georgia

July

Duty in District of Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf

November 8, 1865

Mustered out at Talladega, Ala.