Saturday, December 31, 2011

The US Army's Second United States Cavalry-- Part 2

On July 20, 1857, Lt. John Bell Hood and 25 men from Co. G fought Indians at devil's River and suffered seven casualties.  Lt. Hood suffered a painful wound when an arrow pinned his hand to his saddle.

After secession, the regiment was ordered out of Texas in late February, to the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, barracks under command of Major George H. Thomas.  At the US Cavalry reorganization in the fall of 1861, the 2nd became the Fifth US Cavalry.

The regiment consisted of ten companies where each member had horses selected by similar size and stature.

Van Dorn's company was called the "Mobile Grays."

Quite an Organization.  --Old B'R'er (Soon to be Old Secesh)

1 comment:

Daddy Bob said...

Why the name Secesh?? What does it mean?