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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HARDEE EXPEDITION

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 from the Department headquarters at San Antonio, Captain Hardee organized an expedition against the Indians in July, 1850. He directed Captain Oakes with G …

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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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COLONEL BOONE RETIRES

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. Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Boone resigned July 15, 1853, after serving in various units, beginning as a captain of Missouri rangers in 1812. Later he served as a …

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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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WYOMING CAMPAIGN

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 Sioux Indians signed a treaty September 17, 1851, in which it was stipulated they would be responsible that their people did no harm to the whites. …

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MOVE TO UTAH

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 next service of the Second Dragoons was in the territory of Utah. After this area became a part of the United States as a result of …

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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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MASSACRE AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS

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. Leaving Camp Floyd, Utah, April 21, 1859, Company E, under Captain Campbell, now returned from sick leave, was ordered to march to Santa Clara as a protection …

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OREGON AND NEBRASKA

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 1860 Secretary of War Floyd decided to ascertain the practicability of moving troops to the Pacific Coast. Among those coming under this order were the Headquarters, …

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