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.
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;...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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:...Read More