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The 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Regiment lost 6 officers and 52 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 193 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

SeptemberApril Organized at Philadelphia and Harrisburg under Colonel Richard B. Price.
April 1 Seven Companies dismounted, left State for Baltimore. Md., attached to the Middle Department
April 14 Five Companies Joined at Baltimore
April 25 Moved to Washington, D.C for duty in Defenses of Washington, D. C.; Camped on Capital Hill until June 27. Attached to Sturgis’ Command, Military District of Washington
July 27-August 5 Moved to Warrenton, thence to Madison Court House, Va.
August 7 Action at Wolftown
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia; Attached to Buford’s Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia
September 1 Chantilly
September 16 Reconnaissance to Thoroughfare Gap and Aldie
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam
September 22 Ashby’s Gap
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Price’s Cavalry Brigade, Defenses of Washington
November 28-30 Reconnaissance to Snicker’s Ferry and Berryville
November 30 Berryville
December 27-28 Frying Pan, near Chantilly
December 29 Occoquan
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, Stahel’s Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps
March 22 Mrs. Violet’s and Seleman’s Ford, near Occoquan (Detachment)
June 7-8 Expedition from Gainesville (Detachment)
June 29 Assigned to Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac and Headquarters Guard for General Meade
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Richard Butler Price. It brought 575 men to the field, and suffered no casualties.

Fromt he monument:

The regiment held this position July 3rd until the close of the day when it conducted 3000 prisoners to Westminster, Md. Detachments served in other parts of the field during the battle.

July 5-7 Provost duty at Gettysburg
July 10 Old Antietam Forge, South Mountain, Md.
July-December Provost Guard duty with Army of the Potomac
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 22 Near Bealeton
October 23 Fayetteville
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 27 New Hope Church
November 29 Parker’s Store
December Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
December 21-23 Expedition to Luray
December 23 Luray
February Assigned to Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac
May-June Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5 – 8 Todd’s Tavern
May 9-24 Sheridan’s Raid to James River
May 9-10 North Anna River
May 11 Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern
May 12 Brook’s Church, Fortifications of Richmond
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
May 28 Haw’s Church
May 31-June 1
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 7-24 Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid
June 10 Louisa Court House
June 11-12 Trevillian Station
June 21 White House or St. Peter’s Church
June 21 Black Creek or Tunstall’s Station
June 22 Germantown
June 24 St. Mary’s Church
June 29 Charles City Cross Roads
July 12 Warwick Swamp and Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
July 28 Malvern Hill
July 30 Warwick Swamp
August 13-20 Demonstration north of James River at Deep Bottom
August 14 Gravel Bill
August 16-18 Strawberry Plains
August 18 Deep Bottom and Malvern Hill
August 23 Dinwiddie Road, near Ream’s Station
August 25 Ream’s Station
September 17 Belcher’s Mills
September 29-October 2 Poplar Springs Church
September 30-October 1 Arthur’s Swamp
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
November 7 Reconnaissance toward Stony Creek
December 1 Stony Creek Station
December 7-11 Expedition to Hicksford
December 8 Belle field
January 31 Colonel Price mustered out.
February 5-7 Battle of Dabney’s Mills, or Hatcher’s Run
February – June On provost duty, Army of the Potomac
March 26 William W. Sanders was promoted to colonel.
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
May March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June 17 Consolidated with 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry to form 1st Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry Regiment.