Mormon Campaign 1848-1858

MOVE TO TEXAS

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. After being in the states on recruiting duty during most of the Mexican War, Company G was finally organized at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and left there for

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MOVE TO CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Pursuant to orders received by General Wool, who had relieved General Taylor at Monterey, in northern Mexico, the companies on duty there, D, C, H, were ordered

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FIRST ACTION AGAINST APACHES

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. During 1849 the non-commissioned officers and musicians of Companies D, E, H, and K were ordered on recruiting service and the privates still remaining after the desertions

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K COMPANY ACTIVATED

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Company K, which had been inactive since January, 1848, was reorganized in September, 1849, and took station at Albuquerque, New Mexico. An expedition against the Indians consisting

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COLONEL HARNEY BECOMES DEPARTMENT COMMANDER IN TEXAS

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. After the death of General Brooke, the Department Commander in Texas, Colonel Harney of the Second Dragoons was acting commander during much of the year 1851. By

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KIT CARSON

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Word was received by Lieutenant Colonel Cooke at Fort Union, New Mexico, on March 31, 1854, of the repulse of Lieutenant Davidson, First Dragoons. The Jicarillo Apaches

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MOVE TO KANSAS

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Near Moro River, New Mexico, on June 30, 1854, Companies D and H, under Captain Sykes, were engaged with the Indians. Lieutenant Maxwell, Third Infantry, acting as

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FORT RILEY

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. The companies in Texas assembled at Fort Belknap in August, 1855, preparatory for the transfer to Fort Riley, Kansas. Companies A and G came from Fort McKavett,

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COLONEL HARNEY LEAVES THE REGIMENT

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Colonel William S. Harney was promoted to be a brigadier general June 14, 1858, and continued on duty at Fort Leavenworth in command of the forces pacifying

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