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 deciding that the cavalry was a better life than she could provide for you. I’m sure the other troopers at Fiddler’s Green take care of …
HOLMES, William; enlisted: January 15, 1836, New York, New York, by Cpt. Wharton; born: Boston, Massachusetts; age: 22 yrs; occupation: butcher; hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; died: July 21, 1836; mortally wounded in battle July 19, 1836, Welika Pond, Florida; rank: [none listed, a private].
HACKETT, Patrick; enlisted: November 9, 1835, Baltimore, by Capt. Hawkins; born: Tipparary [Tipperary], Ireland; age: 22 yrs; occupation: laborer; hazel eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’8”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; died July 20, 1836; mortally wounded July 19, 1836 in battle [Welika Pond, Florida]; rank: [none listed, a private].