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1st Cavalry Regiment
Civil War
Lincoln Cavalry; Carbine Rangers; Sabre Regiment; First United States Volunteer Cavalry

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

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 22 enlisted men; died of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 21 enlisted men; died of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 118 enlisted men; total, 7 officers, and 161 enlisted men; aggregate, 168; of whom 44 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Civil War Newspaper Clippings

Account of the encounter on August 7, 1864, at Moorefield, West Virginia

1st Regiment Cavalry Standard 1st Regiment Cavalry Standard

1st Cavlary Flank Markers 1st Cavlary Flank Markers

Muster Roll

Unit Roster

Further Reading

Adams, Francis Colburn. The story of a trooper, with much of interest concerning the campaign on the Peninsula, not before written, by F. Colbum Adams. Washington, DC: McGill & Witherow, printers, 1864.

Adams, Francis Colburn. A troopers adventures in the War for the Union, a thrilling history of the campaigns, battles, exploits, marches, victories and defeats of the Army of the Potomac, being a complete and graphic narrative of the Peninsular cam paign under McClellan, by a cavalryman. New York: Hurst & co. [n. d.].

Beach, William Harrison. The First New York (Lincoln) cavalry, from April 19, 1861, to July 7, 1865, by William H. Beach. New York: The Lincoln Cavalry Association [Milwaukee, Burdick & Allen] 1902.

Stevenson, James Hunter. "Boots and saddles," a history of the First volunteer cavalry of the war, known as the First New York (Lincoln) cavalry, and also as the Sabre regiment. Its organization, campaigns, and battles, by Jas. H. Stevenson. Harrisburg, PA:, Patriot pub. co., 1879.




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