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21st Cavalry Regiment
Civil War
Griswold Light Cavalry

History
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

It lost during its service by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 40 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, I officer, 23 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, I officer, 78 enlisted men; total, 4 officers, 141 enlisted men; aggregate, 145; of whom 19 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Civil War Newspaper Clippings

Unit Roster

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to int-historians@ng.army.mil with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Bonnell, John C. Sabres in the Shenandoah : the 21st New York Cavalry, 1863-1866. Shippensburg, PA : Burd Street Press, 1996.

FitzSimmons, Charles. "The Hunter raid, by General Charles FitzSimmons (read November 4, 1885)." MOLLUS- ILL IV 392-403.

FitzSimmons, Charles. "Sigel's fight at New Market (read January 4, 1882)." MOLLUS-ILL III 61-7.

Donald, Robert Bruce. Manhood and patriotic awakening in the American Civil War :
the John E. Mattoon letters, 1859-1866
. Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books, 2008.

 

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