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The 1st Delaware Volunteer Cavalry Regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed and 2 officers and 47 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1863
January 20 Organized at Wilmington, Del. and attached to attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept. for duty at Wilmington, Del.
June Duty in the Defences of Baltimore, Md. engaged in provost duty at Baltimore City and in the surrounding country. Attached to Cavalry Reserve, Defences of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps. Companies A, D and E remain on detached duty in Delaware.
June 29 Action at Westminster
October Assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
December Assigned to Cavalry Reserve, Defences of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps. Companies A and D join regiment from detached duty in Delaware
1864
March Assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
April Company E joins regiment from detached duty at Havre de Grace
May 15 Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field
June 5 Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 5-12 Operations about Cold Harbor
June 17-July 10 Before Petersburg assigned to 1st Separate Brigade, 6th Army Corps
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
June 29 Ream’s Station
July 10-12 Assigned as guard to Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, in movement to Baltimore and Washington
July 14 Ordered to Baltimore. Company A remained with Amy of the Potomac as guard to Reserve Artillery, 6th Army Corps
July-November Duty on line of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. Picket and outpost duty and guarding fords of the Potomac from Georgetown to Point of Rocks
September Company A returned from detached duty and rejoins regiment near Baltimore
October 7-1 Operations in Montgomery County
November In Delaware during election
November – June Duty on Upper Potomac and on line of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R.
1865
June 30 Mustered out.