World War I 1917-1919

France

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. On January 8, 1918, orders came for the Second Cavalry to prepare for overseas service. At this time it was intended to take all horses and equipment, …

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Combat!

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 the period from November 3 to 8, one platoon of Troop C, under Sergeant McDonough, was attached to the Seventy-Seventh Division, and one platoon, under First …

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Regimental Citations

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. Headquarters First Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France, 19 September, 1918. GENERAL ORDERS No. 58 The Division Commander cites the following organizations for distinguished conduct during the operations …

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Troop I With The A.E.F.

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. By Captain Stephen H. Sherrill On July 29th the Troop entrained for Dommartin-en-Goele, to join the 3rd Army Corps, and detrained at Chateau Thierry on August 1st. …

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Provisional Squadron

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 regimental headquarters and the Supply Troop entrained at Gievres September 18 and arrived at Ligny on the 20th. They made a march over roads crowded with …

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The Second Cavalry at St. Mihiel

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. By Captain Ernest N. Harmon The strength of the squadron at this time, September 8th, 1918, was fourteen officers and four hundred and four enlisted men. The …

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Orders To Move

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. SECRET G-3 939 Headquarters First Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France, September 9, 1918. MEMORANDUM. Subject: Move into Division Area of Attached Units. 2. Troops D, F, and …

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A Cavalry Patrol In No Man’s Land

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. By Captain Kent C. Lambert Early in the afternoon of September 27th, Troops B, D, F, and H, 2nd Cavalry were called upon to send out four …

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Setting Up The Final Push

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. For September 29 the squadron received orders to maintain liaison with the Ninety-first Division on the right and the Twenty-eighth Division on the left, and to prevent …

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The Provisional Squadron In The Meuse-Argonne

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. By Captain Ernest N. Harmon On the evening of the 23rd we marched to Rarecourt on Argonne and camped in a wood on a hill above the …

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Occupation Duty

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 Armistice, Troops A, B, C, D, I, M, and the regimental headquarters and band, 2nd Cavalry, marched with the invading army into Germany and were …

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