18th New York Cavalry

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Regimental History and Service Record

"Cornish Light Cavalry"

Organized at New York and mustered in by Companies as follows: "A" July 18, "B" July 19, "C" August 12, "D" August 25, "E" August 15, "F" August 31, "G" October 13, "H" October 31, "I" December 2, 1863; "K," "L" and "M" January, 1864. Companies "A" to "F" left State for Washington, D.C., September-26, 1863; Companies "G" and "H" October 23; "I" and "K" December 13, 1863, and "L" and "M" January, 1864. Attached to Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1863. Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, to February, 1864. 5th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1865. Southern Division of Louisiana, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Military Division of West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of Louisiana to September. 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.

SERVICE.--New York Riots July 13-16, 1863. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until February, 1864. Ordered to the Dept. of the GuIf February 16.

Mansura May 15-16. Near Moreauville May 17. Yellow Bayou May 17-18. Morganza May 24. Duty in the Defenses of New Orleans until January, 1865. Pattersonville July 12, 1864. Centreville July 14. Franklin July 18. At LaFourche tiI1 November, 1864. At Bonnet Carre until March, 1865. Expedition from Brashear City to Amite River March 26-29, 1865 (Detachment). Duty in District of Louisiana until November, and at various points In Texas until May, 1866. Mustered out at Victoria, Texas, May 31, 1866, and honorably discharged from service. (Cos. "A" and "F" detached in Texas June to November, 1864.) Parish Vico, Texas. June 25. Brownsville and Rancho San Pedro July 25. Clarksville August 14.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 203 Enlisted men by disease. Total 216.


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