The 2nd Cavalry Regiment, also know as also known as the 2nd Dragoons, is the oldest mounted regiment on continuous active service in the U.S. Army. From its formation in 1836 to fight in the Second Seminole War, to its numerous deployments to the Middle East, the Regiment has distinguished itself in major campaigns: the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, both world wars, and the wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Along the way members of the Regiment served gallantly in action, and 20 were awarded Medals of Honor. This site is dedicated to the history of our great regiment. We hope you find it useful.


A View from the Other Side

An ex-Blue Fox sent this to me. It’s in German, but you old border troopers will get the gist. DDR grenz troopers circa 1984 and how they operated. Enjoy!

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George C. Gibson

GIBSON, George G.; enlisted: January 16, 1836, Philadelphia, by Lieut. Abercrombie; born: Boston, Massachusetts; age: 24 yrs; occupation: trader; blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’7”; Company D, 2d Dragoons;...

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John Harrington

HARRINGTON, John; enlisted: December 23, 1835, Frederick, Maryland, by Maj. Young; born: Nattee, Rhode Island; age: 22 yrs; occupation: farmer; hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’11”; Company D, 2d...

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Field Cap – 1943 – 1946

Field cap issued to Sergeant Leonard A. Walencewicz 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized) – January – December 1943 2nd Cavalry Group (Mechanized) – 1943- 1946 USA 3rd Army World War II –...

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Yearbook 1941 – 2CR in 2 Cavalry Division

Yearbook 1941- Camp Funston – 2d Cavalry in the 2d Cavalry Division – “Historical and Pictorial Review: Second Cavalry Division: United States Army: Camp Funston, Kansas: 1941” – Downloadable PDF...

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Anton Lenz

LENZ, Anton; enlisted: November 6, 1835, Lancaster, by Capt. Boyce; born: Joudra, Germany; age: 27 yrs; occupation: carpenter; black eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9¼”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; died...

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Jeremiah Potter

Jeremiah Potter was possibly the Regiment’s youngest casualty. Rest in peace, son. God only knows the travails you dealt with as a boy or the hardships your mother faced in...

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Abiah Church

CHURCH, Abiah; enlisted: December 11, 1835, Boston, by Lieut. Wheelock; born: Putney, Vermont; age: 30 yrs; occupation: farmer; grey eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; died:...

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