United States Regiments & Batteries > New York > Cavalry

“Seymour Light Cavalry”

The regiment lost 31 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 97 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

June 20 Regiment organized at Staten Island, N.Y., by consolidation of several incomplete cavalry organizations
June 23 6 Companies (A – F) left State for Washington, D.C. for patrol duty in rear of Army of the Potomac during Gettysburg Campaign under Lieutenant Colonel Henry S. Gansevoort and Major N. Coles. Attached to Cavalry Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
July 15 New York Riots (Companies G, H)
August Duty in and covering the Defenses of Washington, D.C.
August 14 Companies G and H left state to join regiment at Washington, D.C.
August 24 Action at Fairfax, Va.
September – October Operations against Moseby
October 14 Near Bristoe Station
October 16 Chanuntily
December 9 Near Lewinsville
December Companies I – M left state to join regiment at Washington, D.C. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, Tyler’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
December 16 Near Vienna
December 22 Fairfax Court House
December 25-27 Scout from Vienna to Leesburg
December 28-31 Scout from Vienna to Hopewell Gap
February 20 Front Royal
February 25-26 Scout from Vienna to Farmwell
April 28-May 1 Scout from Vienna toward Upperville
May 1 Carter’s Farm
May Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, 22nd Army Corps
June 11 & July 9 Near Aldie
July 6 Mt. Zion Church, near Aldie
July 18-21 Scout from Falls Church (Detachment)
August 8 Fairfax Station
August 10 Blue Ridge Mountains
September 3 Annandale
September 4 Culpeper
September 13 Near Centreville
September 17 Fairfax Station
September 22 Culpeper
October 5-7 Salem and White Plains
October 14 Moseby’s Camp
October 16 Union Mills
October 19 Piedmont
October 22 Near Fall’s Church
November Assigned to 1st Separate Brigade, 22nd Army Corps
December 21 Rectorstown
January 1, 1865 Lewinsville
February 3 Near Broad Run
February 6 Near Leesburg
March 12 Near Peach Grove (Detachment)
March 18 Near Dranesville (Detachment)
June 23 The regiment, commanded by Colonel Henry S. Gansevoort, was consolidated with the 16th New York Cavalry to form 3rd Regiment Provisional Cavalry