Graduates of "The Rough School of War"
10th New York Cavlary
Civil War Period
Taken from Photographic History of the Civil War Volume IV The
Cavalry , Francis Trevelyan Miller, editor-in-chief. New York: the Trow
Press, 1911. Page 21.
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copyright, 1911, Review of Reviews Co.
GRADUATES OF "THE ROUGH SCHOOL OF WAR"
The photograph reproduced above through the courtesy of Captain Noble D. Preston,
who served with the Tenth New York Cavalry here represented, shows to what stage
the troopers had progressed in the rough school of war by the winter of 1862-3.
The Tenth New York was organized at Elmira, N. Y., September 27, 1861, and moved
to Gettysburg, Penn., December 24th, where it remained till March, 1862. It
took part in the battle of Fredericksburg in December, 1862, and participated
in the famous "mud march," January, 1863, about the time this photograph
was taken. The men had ample time for schooling and training in the Middle Department,
in Maryland and the vicinity of Washington. They proved their efficiency in
Stoneman's raid in April, 1863, and at Brandy Station and War-renton. Later
they accompanied Sheridan on his Richmond raid in May, 1864, in the course of
which Stuart met his death, and they were still " on duty " with Grant
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