1861
August Organized at Portage, N.Y. under Colonel W.S. Fullerton and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J. Thorp and Major Rufus Scott
1862
September 2 Mustered in under Lieutenant Colonel Thorp, Colonel Fullerton having left the regiment
September 6 Left State for Suffolk, Va. The first stage was by train to Harrisburg (in cattle cars) and on to Baltimore (in coal cars), and then Washington. Then sailing on the transport New York to Nortfolk, Va. and by train to Suffolk.
September – May Duty at Suffolk, Va. attached to Provisional Brigade, Peck’s Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia. The swampy ground and bad drinking water caused much sickness, and every company lost some men to disease, including Captain Jeremiah Hatch of Company F.
October Attached to Spinola’s Brigade, Peck’s Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps. Colonel Abraham Gibbs, a classmate of General McClellan at West Point, was appointed by McClelland to command the regiment.
December Attached to Gibbs’ Brigade, Peck’s Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps
December 1-3 Expedition from Suffolk
December 2 Action on the Blackwater near Franklin
December 23 & 28 Reconnaissance’s from Suffolk to Blackwater
December 28 Near Suffolk and at Providence Church
1863
January Attached to Terry’s Brigade, Peck’s Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps
January 8-10 Expedition toward Blackwater
January 30
Battle of Deserted House

The regiment lost Capatain Taylor of Company C and 6 men killed, 2 officrs and 18 men wounded, and 2 missing. Colonel Gibbs, although under arrest for disputing with General Corcoran, led the regiment in a charge bearing the colors. The regiment provided the rearguard of a skirmish line under Lieutenant Colonel Thorp as Union forces withdrew.

April Attached to Terry’s Brigade, Corcoran’s 1st Division, 7th Army Corps
April 12-May 4
Siege of Suffolk

the regiment lost 2 killed and 3 wounded during the siege

April 17 South Quay Road, Suffolk
April 19 Suffolk
May 3 Nansemond River
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
June 12 South Quay Road
June 14 Franklin
June 16-17 Blackwater
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps
July 1-7 Expedition from White House to South Anna River
July 4 Baltimore Cross Roads
July 11 Ordered to Washington, D.C. from Yorktown. Attached to Provost Marshal General’s Command, Army of the Potomac
July 19 Ashby’s Gap
August 3 The regiment moved by rail from Warrenton Junction to Union Mills, in order to form a camp of instruction to convert to a regiment of cavalry
August 6 Went into camp at Manassas Junction
August 11 Designation of Regiment changed to 19th Cavalry
September 10 Designation of Regiment changed to 1st New York Dragoons