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“Van Allen” Cavalry

The 3rd New York Cavalry Regiment lost 3 officers and 45 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 150 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Regiment organized by Companies
July 17 Company A organized at Rochester
July 30 Company E organized at Syracuse
August 4 Company C organized at Rochester
August 12 Company D organized at Albany
August 20 Company F organized at Rochester
August 21 Company G organized at Boonville
August 22 Company E organized at Elmira
August 23 Company K transferred from Company G, 13th New York Infantry
August 27 Company H organized at Rochester and Company I at Syracuse
September 9 Regiment organized under Colonel James H. Van Alen at Meridian Hill, Washington, D.C. Attached to Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac, and six companies to Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac for duty In the Defenses of Washington, D.C., and on the Upper Potomac.
September 10 Company M organized at Albany
October 21-24 Operations on the Potomac
October 21 Near Goose Creek and on Leesburg Road
October 21 Ball’s Bluff
October 22 Near Edward’s Ferry
March Assigned to Defenses of Washington, D.C.
March 5 Bunker Hill, W. Va.
March 10 Winchester
April 6 Ordered to Dept. of North Carolina
April 27 Haughton’s Mills
May 7 Near Burnt Church
May 15-16 Reconnaissance toward Trenton
May 15 Trenton Bridge
May 15-16 Young’s Cross Roads and Pollocksville
May 30 Tranter’s Creek (Company I)
May 31 Greenville Road
June 2, 5 & 24 Tranter’s Creek (Company I)
June 28 Swift Creek Bridge (Detachment)
July 10 Tranter’s Creek
July 24-28 Expedition to Trenton and Pollocksville
July 25 Trenton and Pollocksville
July 26 Mill Creek and Pollocksville (Company K)
July 26-29 Reconnaissance to Young’s Cross Roads (Detachments)
July 27 Near Young’s Cross Roads
August 6 Trenton and Kinston Road
August 14-15 Reconnaissance to Swansboro
September 6 Washington, N. C. (Cos. D, G, H, I and L)
September 9 Tranter’s Creek
September 13 Company L organized at Cincinnati, Ohio
October 5 Washington
October 29 Pingo Creek
October 30-November 12 Expedition from New Berne
November 2 Rawle’s Mills
November 5 Near Tarboro
November 11 Demonstration on Newberne
November 18 Core Creek
December 11-20 Foster’s Expedition to Goldsboro. Assigned to 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
December 11-12 Kinston Road
December 13-14 Southwest Creek
December 14 Kinston
December 15 Whitehall Bridge
December 16 Olive Station, Goshen Swamp and Whitehall
December 17 Dudley Station, Thompson’s Bridge and Goldsboro
January 8 Core Creek
January 17-21 Reconnaissance to Pollocksville, Tranter’s, Young’s Cross Roads and Onslow
January 17 Pollocksville and Northeast River
January 18 Near Tranter’s
January- 18-19 Young’s Cross Roads
January 19 White Oak Creek
January 20 Near Jacksonville
February 13 Sandy Ridge and near Washington
February 27 Near Newberne
March 1-6 Expedition to Swann’s Quarter (Company F)
March 3 Near Fairfield (Company F) and Skeet
March 3-4 Near Fairfield and Swann’s Quarter (Company F)
March 6-8 Demonstration on Kinston (Companies A, E and H)
March 7 Core Creek (Companies A, E and H) and Dover (Company H)
March 7-14 Expedition to Mattamuskeet Lake (Company F)
March 13-14 Deep Gully New Berne (Detachment)
March 30-
April 20
Siege of Washington, North Carolina (1 Company)
April 3 White Forks
April 4 Gum Swamp
April 4 Swann’s Quarter
April 4-5 Rodman’s Point (1 Co.)
April 7 Near Dover, Core Creek and Young’s Cross Roads
April 8 Little Swift Creek
April 9 Blount’s and Swift Creek
April 13-21 Expedition to Swift Creek Village (Detachment)
April 13-14 Trent Road
April 15 Near Newberne
April 16 Peletier’s Mills
April 16-21 Expedition toward Kinston (Company H)
April 17-19 Expedition to Little Washington (Detachment)
April 17-18 Railroad Crossing, Core Creek
April 19 Big Swift Creek
April 20 Sandy Ridge (Company H)
April 27-May 1 Expedition toward Kinston (Detachment)
April 28 Wise’s Cross Roads and Dover Road
April 29 Near Core Creek
April 30 Core Creek
May Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, 18th Corps
May 5 Evans’ Mills
May 5 Peletter’s Mills (4 Cos.)
May 7 Stony Creek (4 Cos.)
May 20-23 Demonstration on Kinston (4 Cos.)
May 22 Gum Swamp (4 Cos.)
May 23 Bachelor’s Creek
May 24 Washington
May 31-June 2 Tranter’s Creek, Jacksonville
June 16 Plymouth
June 17-18 Scout
July Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
July 3-7 Raid on Wilmington & Weldon Railroad (Detachment)
July 4 Hallsville
July 5 Warsaw and Kenensville
July 8 Trenton
July 18-24 Tar River Expedition
July 18 Swift Creek
July 19 Near Greenville
July 20 Sparta, Tarboro and Rocky Mount Station
July 21 Hookerstown
July 22 Swift Creek and Street’s Ferry
July 22 Scupperton
July 26 Pollocksville
October Heckman’s Command, Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
October 7 Near New Berne
November 3 Camden Court House and Dismal Swamp
December Assigned to Heckman’s Command, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
January 18-
February 4
Operations about New Berne against Whiting
February 6-8 Wistar’s Expedition toward Richmond
February 7 Bettom’s Bridge and Baltimore Cross Roads
March Suffolk, Va.
April Assigned to 1st Brigade, Kautz’s Cavalry Division, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 5-11 Kautz’s Raid against Petersburg & Weldon Railroad
May 5 Wall’s Bridge
May 7 Stony Creek Station, Weldon Railroad
May 8 Nottaway Railroad Bridge
May 8-9 White’s Bridge, Nottaway River
May 12-17 Kautz’s Raid on Richmond & Danville Railroad
May 14 Flat Creek Bridge, near Chula Depot
May 16 Belcher’s Mills
May 17-30 Bermuda Hundred
June 2 Near Hatcher’s Run
June 9 Near Petersburg
June 15 Baylor’s Farm
June 15-18 Assaults on Petersburg; Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin
June 22-30 Wilson’s Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad
June 25 Roanoke Bridge
June 28 Sappony Church or Stony Creek
June 29 Ream’s Station
July 27-29 Deep Bottom
August 1 Malvern Hill
August 19-21 Yellow Tavern
August 23-25 Ream’s Station
August 31 Lee’s Mills
September 5-6 Reconnaissance to Sycamore Church
September 15 Prince George Court House
September 16 Jerusalem Plank Road and Sycamore Church
September 22 Prince George Court House
September 28-30 Chaffin’s Farm
October 1 Charles City Cross Roads
October 7 and 13 Derbytown Road
October 7 Johnson’s Farm and New Market Road
October 8 Chaffin’s Farm
October 20 Charles City Cross Roads
October 27-28 Fair Oaks
November 1 Charles City Cross Roads
November 15 Darbytown Road
December Moved to Norfolk, Va. and duty there
December 11-19 Operations about Broadwater Ferry, Chowan River
December-July Duty at Suffolk, Portsmouth and Norfolk
January 2 Scout to South Quay (Companies A, B, C, H and L)
March 10-11 Expedition to Murfree’s Depot, N. C.
March 11 South Quay
July 21 Consolidated with 1st New York Mounted Rifles to form 4th Regiment Provisional Cavalry.