United States Regiments & Batteries > New York > Cavalry

“Cornish Light Cavalry”

The 18th New York Cavalry Regiment lost 1 officer and 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 203 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at New York
July 13-16 New York Riots
July 18 Company A mustered in
July 19 Company B mustered in
August 12 Company C mustered in
August 25 Company D mustered in
August 15 Company E mustered in
August 31 Company F mustered in
September-26 Companies A to F left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps
October 13 Company G mustered in
October 23 Companies G and H left State for Washington, D.C.
October 31 Company H mustered in
December 2 Company I mustered in
December 13 Companies I and K left State for Washington D.C.
December Attached to Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps
January Companies K, L & M mustered in and Companies L and M leave State for Washington D.C.
February 16 Ordered to the Dept. of the GuIf. Attached to 5th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. 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 7 Pleasant Hill
April 8 Sabine Cross Roads
April 9 Pleasant Hill
April 10 Grand Ecore
April 14 Bayou Salins
April 15 Campti
April 16 Grand Ecore
April 17-18 Bayou Salina
April 19 Natchitoches
April 22-24 About Cloutiersville
April 23 Monett’s Ferry, Cane River Crossing
April 29 Grand Ecore
May 1 Near Alexandria
May 3 Bayou Roberts
May 4-5 Moore’s Plantation
May 5-6 Well’s Plantation
May 8 Near Alexandria
May 10 Bayou Rapides
May 11-12 Near Alexandria
May 13-20 Retreat to Morganza
May 15-16 Mansura
May 17 Near Moreauville
May 17-18 Yellow Bayou
May 24 Morganza
May-January Duty in the Defenses of New Orleans attached to District of LaFourche, La., Dept. of the Gulf
June Companies A and F detached in Texas
June 25 Companies A and F – Parish Vico, Texas
July 12 Pattersonville
July 14 Centreville
July 18 Franklin
July At LaFourche
July 25 Companies A and F – Brownsville and Rancho San Pedro
August 14 Companies A and F – Clarksville
November At Bonnet Carre
January Attached to Southern Division of Louisiana, Dept. of the Gulf
March 26-29 Expedition from Brashear City to Amite River (Detachment)
April Duty in District of Louisiana attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Military Division of West Mississippi
June Attached to Dept. of Louisiana
September Attached to Dept. of Texas
November At various points In Texas
May 31 Mustered out at Victoria, Texas, 1866, and honorably discharged from service.