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2nd Mounted Rifles Regiment
Civil War
Governor's Guard

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

Commanded by Lieut.-Col. Joseph H. Wood, the regiment was honorably discharged and mustered out, August 10, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., having during its service lost by death, killed in action, 7 officers, 67 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 29 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 112 enlisted men; total, 10 officers, 208 enlisted men; aggregate, 218; of whom 20 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Civil War Newspaper Clippings

2nd Mounted Rifles Battle Flag 2nd Mounted Rifles Guidon

2nd Mounted Rifles Guidon 2nd Mounted Rifles Guidon

2nd Mounted Rifles Regimental Standard 2nd Mounted Rifles Regimental Standard

2nd Mounted Rifles Regimental Standard 2nd Mounted Rifles Regimental Standard

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 ng.ny.nyarng.list.historians@mail.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.

Cady, Nahum Ward. Court-martial of Major N. Ward Cady 2d mounted rifles, N.Y. vols., including the offence, defence, sentence, correspondence. [Yates: 1864].

Erskine, Liza. Rebellion Lay In His Way: Written by the late Liza Erskine, granddaughter, based on Robert Erskine's memoirs. 11 pages.
Edited and donated by Erskine's Great-granddaughter, Katharine Skillen.

Erskine, Robert. Impressions and Recollection of the American Civil War by an Alien Volunteer: Written entirely for his own amusement forty years after the War was over. 54 pages.
Edited and donated by Erskine's Great-granddaughter, Katharine Skillen.

Holmes, John. Nine months in Andersonville! Experiences of Captain John Holmes of Mellen, Wisconsin. [190-] 19, (1) p.

 

 

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