23rd Cavalry Regiment
Mix Cavalry, Second Regiment
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.
Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Left the State: May 1863
Mustered out: July 22, 1865
October 27, 1862, Col. J. H. Mix received authority from the War Department
to raise, with the consent of the State government, a regiment of cavalry
in this State. The organization of the regiment was, however, not completed,
and but two companies were recruited. These were mustered in the service
of the United States for three years between January and May, 1863, and were
recruited principally: A at Lancaster, Tonawanda, Aurora, LeRoy, Golden,
Pavilion, Bethany, Newstead and Cheektowaga; and B at New York city.
These companies left the State in May, 1863; served in the Department of
North Carolina (18th Corps), mostly attached to the I2th N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry,
and were mustered out and honorably discharged, July 22, 1865, at Raleigh,
They lost in the service by death, of disease and other causes, fourteen
enlisted men; of whom five enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy
Battles and Casualties
Table from Phisterer
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