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Army of Northeastern Virginia

Major I N Palmer

Major I N Palmer, commanding United States Battalion Cavalry

United States Battalion Cavalry

Arrived at Washington, D. C., between April and July 1861

MAJOR I N PALMER, Second United States Cavalry

First United States Cavalry

Company A: First Lt. T H McCormick
Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General A V Colburn was assigned to command Companies A and E, prior to the first battle of Bull Run. Captain S D Sturgis was appointed major, 1st United States Cavalry, on 3 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant T H McCormick was assigned to command the company.

Assignment: First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Norteastern Virginia (See the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Norteastern Virginia).

Company E: Second Lt. T L'Hommedieu
Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General A V Colburnwas assigned to command Companies A and E, prior to the first battle of Bull Run. Captain J B McIntyre was on a leave of absense and First Lieutenant S W Stockton was assigned as aide de camp on the staff of Colonel D Hunter prior to the first battle of Bull Run and Second Lieutenant T L'Hommedieu was assigned to command the company. Captain W N R Beall, United States Cavaly, resigned and was appointed, Confederate States Cavalry.

Assignment: First Brigade, Second Division, Army of of Norteastern Virginia (See the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia).

Company A was stationed at Fort Arbuckle, on the Washita River, Indian Territory, under the command of Major D B Sackett, evacuated the post on 3 May, 1861, and arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 31 May, 1861; Company B was stationed at Fort Arbuckle, on the Washita River, Indian Territory, under the command of Major D B Sackett, evacuated the post on 3 May, 1861, and arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 31 May, 1861; Company C was stationed at Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory, evacuated the post on 2 May, 1861, and arrived Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 31 May, 1861; Company D was stationed at Fort Smith, Arkansas, under the command of Captain S D Sturgis, evacuated the post on 23 April, 1861, and arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 31 May 1861; Company E was stationed at Fort Smith, on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, under the command of Captain S D Sturgis, evacuated the post on 23 April, 1861, and arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 31 May 1861; Company F was stationed at Fort Wise, on the Arkansas River, Kansas, under the command of Major J Sedgewick, until December 1861; Company G was stationed at Fort Wise, on the Arkansas River, Kansas, under the command of Major J Sedgewick, and was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas; Company H was stationed at Fort Wise, on the Arkansas River, Kansas, under the command of Major J Sedgewick; Company I was stationed at Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory, evacuated the post on 2 May, 1861, and arrived Fort Leavenworth on 31 May, 1861; Company K was stationed at Fort Wise, on the Arkansas River, Kansas, under the command of Major J Sedgewick, and was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.

Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, Companies C and I, April 1861: Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory was on special duty at Washington, D. C., in March 1861 and was ordered to Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, on 22 March, 1861. Companies C, Captain D S Stanley, and I, Captain E A Carr, were stationed at Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, and the 1st United States Infantry, Company E, under the command of Captain W E Prince, stationed at Fort Arbuckle, on the Washita River, Indian Territory, was ordered to Fort Washita, on the Washita River, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, on 28 March, 1861. The the 1st United States Infantry, Company E, arrived at Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, on 30 March, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory arrived at Fort Smith, on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, Indian Territory, between 5 and 6 April, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory proceeded to Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, on 16 April, 1861, and arrived between 20 and 22 April, 1861. The 1st United States Cavalry, Companies D and E, under the command of Captain S D Sturgis, arrived at Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, on 1 May, 1861, and the 1st United States Cavalry, Companies C, D, E, and I, and the 1st United States Infantry, Company E, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory, evacuated Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, on 2 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory arrived at the Washita River in May 1861, and the 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and B, under the command of Major D B Sackett, and two companies of the 1st United States Infantry arrived at the Washita River on 3 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory proceeded to relive the remaining garrison at Fort Cobb, near Pond Creek, Indian Territory, on 4 May, 1861, and the two companies of the 1st United States Infantry stationed at Fort Cobb, near Pond Creek, Indian Territory, were located thirty-five miles northeast of the post on 9 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory proceeded to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, the same day.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory resigned on 9 May and was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th United States Cavalry on 14 May, 1861.

Fort Smith, on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, Companies D and E, 23 April, 1861: Companies D, Second Lieutenant C S Bowman, and E, were stationed at Fort Smith, on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, under the command of Captain S D Sturgis, Company E, and evacuated the post at 9 PM on 23 April, 1861. Colonel S Borland, aide de camp to Governor H M Rector, was ordered to seize Fort Smith, on the Arkansas River, Arkansas, on 24 April, 1861. Captain S D Sturgis arrived at Fort Washita, near the Washita River, Indian Territory, on 30 April, 1861, and reported to Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory.

Fort Arbuckle, on the Washita River, Indian Territory, Companies A and B, 3 May, 1861: Companies A, First Lieutenant E W Crittenden, and B, First Lieutenant O H Fish, were stationed at Fort Arbuckle, on the Washita River, Indian Territory, under the command of Major D B Sacket, and arrived at the Washita River on 3 May, 1861. Captain S T Benning, Texas State Troops, commanding the Fannin County Company, seized Fort Arbuckle, on the Washita River, Indian Territory, in the morning on 5 May, 1861.

Fort Cobb, near Pond Creek, Indian Territory, 1st United States Infantry, Companies B, C, D, and F, 3 May, 1861: The 1st United States Infantry, Companies B, Captain C C Gilbert, C, Captain J B Plummer, D, Captain D Huston, Jr, and F, Captain S M Barton, were stationed at Fort Cobb, near Pond Creek, Indian Territory, under the command of Captain J B Plummer, and two companies arrived at the Washita River on 3 May, 1861.

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Companies A, B, C, D, and F, 31 May, 1861: The 2nd United States Dragoons, Companies C and K, stationed at Fort Riley, on the Kansas River, Kansas, were ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 29 January, 1861, and arrived in the evening on 3 February, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel W H Emory arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861, and his resignation dated March, 1861 was accepted by the War Department at Washington, D. C., on 8 May, 1861. W H Emory was ordered to Washington, D. C., and Major D B Sackett was assigned to command the post at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, in June 1861.

Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Recruits, 5 June, 1861: A detachment of two hundred and eight recruits stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, under the command of Captain W L Elliott, United States Mounted Riflemen, arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 5 June, 1861.

Note: The one hundred and fifty recruits of United States Mounted Riflemen were organised as Companies A and B and armed as infantry and the twenty-eight recruits of 1st United States Dragoons, Companies B and G, and thirty recruits of 2nd United States Dragoons, Companies G and I, were organised as a light artillery, under the command of Second Lieutenant J V Du Bois, at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, in June 1861. Du Bois' Light Artillery was assigned one 12 pounder howitzer, three 6 pounder smoothbores and the United States Mounted Riflemen, Companies A and B, and Du Bois' Light Artillery were assigned to Captain W L Elliott. Captain W L Elliott was relieved from duty at Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, in July 1861 and was assigned to command the 1st United States Cavalry, Company D, on 24 July, 1861. The United States Mounted Riflemen Recruits, Company A, was assigned to the 1st United States Battalion Infantry, Companies B, C, and D, under the command of Captain J B Plummer, 1st United States Infantry, and the United States Mounted Riflemen Recruits, Company B, was assigned to the 2nd United States Battalion Infantry, Companies B and E, and a company of General Service Recruits, under the command of Captain F K Steele, 2nd United States Infantry, Company E (See the United States Battalion Infantry).

Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, to Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, Companies B, C, D, and I, 12 June-4 July, 1861: The 1st United States Cavalry, Companies B, C, D and I; the 1st United States Infantry, Companies B, C, and D; the 2nd United States Dragoons, Company C; the 2nd United States Infantry, Company E; DuBois' United States Light Artillery; and the United States Mounted Riflemen recruits, Companies A and B, assigned as infantry, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Iata to Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, under the command of Major S D Sturgis, on 12 June, 1861. Major S D Sturgis was ordered to rendezvous with Brigadier General N Lyons at Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, on 24 June, 1861, and arrived on 4 July, 1861.

Note: Brigadier General N Lyons was assigned to command the 1st Kansas Infantry, the 2nd Kansas Infantry and the Kansas Mounted Rangers, 2nd Kansas Infantry, Company I.

Washington, D. C., Companies A and E, 9 July 1861: The 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, were assigned to duty as Major General G B McClellan's personal escort on 22 June, 1861, and were stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in July 1861. Companies A and E arrived at Washington, D. C., on 9 July, 1861, and encamped at Seventh Street Park, Washington, D. C., the same day.

Note: Captain S D Sturgis was appointed major, 1st United States Cavalry, on 3 May, 1861.

Fort Wise, on the Arkansas River, Kansas, Companies F, G, H, and K: The 1st United States Cavalry, Companies F, G, H, and K, were stationed at Fort Wise, on the Arkansas River, Kansas, under the command of Major J Sedgewick, and Companies F and H were ordered to Fort Kearney, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, to contain hostile Indians on 29 May, 1861. Companies G and K were stationed at Fort Leavensworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, in June 1861.

Note: Major J Sedgwick was appointed lieutennat colonel, 1st United States Cavalry, on 16 March, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C. Lieutenant Colonel J Sedgwick was assigned acting inspector general, Department of Washington, D. C., on 3 August, 1861.

Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to Washington, D. C., Captain J A Thompson, Company K, 18 July, 1861: A detachment of recruits of the 2nd United States Cavalry were stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and arrived at Washington, D. C., under the command of Captain J A Thompson, 1st United States Cavalry, Company K, on 18 July, 1861.

Second United States Cavalry

Company B: CAPT. J E HARRISON
First Lieutenant C H Tompkins was assigned to command a detachment of fifty men and was ordered to reconnoiter the vicinity near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, and to gather information on the strength and disposition of the Army of the Potomac at Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 31 May, 1861 (See the Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse).

Note: Captain E K Smith resigned on 6 April, 1861, and First Lieutenant J E Harrison, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company H, was appointed captain.

Assignment: First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Norteastern Virginia (See the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Norteastern Virginia).

Company E: CAPT. W W LOWE
The company, under the command of First Lieutenant J J Sweet, was stationed at Alexandria, Virginia, in June 1861.

Note: Captain G Stoneman was appointed major, 1st United States Cavalry, on 9 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant W W Lowe, 1st United States Cavalry, was appointed captain, the same day.

Assignment: Escort to Colonel S P Heintzelman, Third Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia.

Company G: CAPT. R N EAGLE
The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies I and G, under the command of Captain A G Brackett, were stationed near Arlington House, Fairfax County, Virginia, in June 1861 and First Lieutenant T Drummond was assigned to command the company prior to the first battle of Bull Run.

Note: Captain C W Field resigned at Washington, D. C., on 30 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant R N Eagle, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company H, was appointed captain.

Assignment: First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia (See the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Norteastern Virginia).

Company I: CAPT. A G BRACKETT
The company was stationed at Balls Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel D Hunter, on 20 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant M M Kimmell was assigned to command the company prior to the first battle of Bull Run.

Assignment: Escort to Brigadier General I McDowell commanding Army of Northeastern Virginia.

Company A was stationed at Fort Mason, Post Oak Hill, Mason County, Texas, under the command of Captain R W Johnson, evacuated the post on 29 March, 1861, and arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 27 April, 1861; Company B was stationed at Camp Colorado, Jim Ned Creek, Coleman County, Texas, under the command of Captain E K Smith, evacuated the post on 26 February, 1861, and arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 13 April, 1861; Company C was stationed at Fort Inge, on the Leona River, Uvalde County, Texas, under the command of Captain J Oakes, evacuated the post on 19 March, 1861, and arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 27 April, 1861; Company D was stationed at Camp Cooper, Throckmorton County, Texas, under the command of Captain S D Carpenter, 1st United States Infantry, evacuated the post on 21 February, 1861, and arrived at Washington, D. C., on 13 April, 1861; Company E was stationed at Camp Hudson, near San Pedro Creek, Val Verde County, Texas, under the command of Captain G Stoneman, evacuated the post on 17 March, 1861, arrived at Carlise Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 13 April, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C.; Company F was stationed at Fort Mason, Post Oak Hill, Mason County, Texas, under the command of Captain R W Johnson, evacuated the post on 17 March, 1861, and arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 27 April, 1861; Company G was stationed on the Rio Grande River, Texas, under the command of Captain W R Bradfute, evacuated the post on 20 March, 1861, and arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 27 April, 1861; Company H was stationed at Camp Cooper, Throckmorton County, Texas, under the command of Captain I N Palmer, evacuated the post on 21 February, 1861, and arrived at Washington, D. C., on 13 April, 1861; Company I was stationed at Camp Verde, Kerr County, Texas, under the command of Captain A G Brackett, evacuated the post on 21 February, 1861, and arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 13 April, 1861; Company K was stationed at Camp Wood, on the Nueces River, Texas, Real County, Texas, under the command of Captain C J Whiting, evacuated the post on 29 March, 1861, and arrived at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 27 April, 1861.

First detachment

Camp Colorado, Jim Ned Creek, Coleman County, to Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, Company B, 26 February-March, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company B, under the command of Captain E Kirby Smith, evacuated Camp Colorado, Jim Ned Creek, Coleman County, Texas, on 26 February, 1861, and arrived at Fort Mason, Post Oak Hill, Mason County, Texas, on 1 March, 1861. Company B was ordered to Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, in March, 1861.

Camp Cooper, on the Brazos River, Throckmorton County, to Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, Companies D and H, 21 February-22 March, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies D and H, and the 1st United States Infantry, Company H, under the command of Captain S D Carpenter, 1st United States Infantry, surrendered to Colonel W C Dalrymple, Texas State Militia, on 21 February, 1861, and arrived at Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, on 22 March, 1861.

Camp Hudson, near San Pedro Creek, Val Verde County, and the Rio Grande River, to Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, Companies E and G, 17-22 March, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company E, evacuated Camp Hudson, near San Pedro Creek, Val Verde County, Texas, under the command of Captain G Stoneman, on 17 March, 1861, and arrived at Camp Witherell, Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Texas, on 20 March, 1861. Company G evacuated camp on the Rio Grande River, under the command of Captain W R Bradfute, on 20 March, 1861, and arrived at Camp Witherell, Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Texas, between 21 and 22 March, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies E and G, arrived by steamer at Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, on 22 March, 1861.

Note: Captain W R Bradfute, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company G, resigned on 21 March, 1861, and First Lieutenant T Drummond was assigned to command the company shortly afterwards.

Camp Verde, Kerr County, to Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, Company I, 21 February-March, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, , Company I, evacuated Camp Verde, Kerr County, Texas, under the command of Captain A G Brackett, on 21 February, 1861, and arrived at Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, in March 1861.

Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, to New York Harbour, Companies B, D, E, G, H, and I, 31 March -11 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B, D, E, G, H, and I, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Coatzacoalcos to New York Harbour, under the command of Captain I N Palmer, Company D, on 31 March, 1861, and arrived on 11 April, 1861. Companies B, D, E, G, H, and I were ordered to report to Major G H Thomas, 2nd United States Cavalry, at New York City, New York, shortly afterwards.

New York Harbour to Washington D. C., Companies D and H, 11-13 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies D and H, under the command of Captain I N Palmer, were ordered to Washington, D. C., on 12 April, 1861, and arrived in the morning on 13 April, 1861. Company D, Captain I N Palmer, was stationed at the War Department, Washington, D. C., and Company H, First Lieutenant J E Harrison, was stationed at E Street, Washington, D. C., the same day.

Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Washington D. C., Companies B, E, G, and I, 6-10 May, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B, E, G, and I, under the command of Major G H Thomas, were ordered to Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to be organised for field service on 13 April, 1861. Companies B, E, G, and I were ordered to Washington, D. C., in the morning on 6 May, 1861, and arrived by the Brookeville Turnpike via Brookeville, Montgomery County, and York, York County, Maryland, in the morning on 10 May, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B, E, G, and I, encamped at Park, Seventh Street, Washington, D. C., the same day and were assigned to guard duty at the White House and the Treasury buildings at Washington, D. C., in May 1861

Note: Captain E K Smith, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company B, resigned on 6 April, 1861, and First Lieutenant W H Jenifer was assigned to command the company shortly afterwards.

Occupation of Arlington Heights and Alexandria, 24 May, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B, G, and I, under the command of Major G Stoneman, were order across the Potomac River on 24 May, 1861, and Companies G and I prceeded across the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., and Company B, under the command of First Lieutenant C H Tompkins, across the Chain Bridge, above Georgetown, D. C. the same day (See the Occupation of Arlington Heights and Alexandria).

Rockville Expedition, 10 June-2 July, 1861: A detachment of the 2nd United States Cavalry, Company H, under the command of Captain W T Magruder, 1st United States Dragoons, was ordered to Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, on 10 June, 1861, and was ordered to return to Washington, D. C., on 2 July, 1861 (See the Rockville Expedition).

Note: First Lieutenant W H Jenifer was stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in April, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., on a leave of absence on 19 April, 1861. First Lieutenant W H Jenifer resigned the same day and arrived at Baltimore City, Maryland, during the riot at Pratt Street, Baltimore City, Maryland, on 19 April, 1861. He retuned to Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the evening on 19 April, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., via Baltimore City, Maryland, on 22 April, 1861. First Lieutenant W H Jenifer arrived at Hanover, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 5 PM the same day and was arrested. He arrived at York, York County, Pennsylvania, at 11 PM on 22 April, 1861, and was proceeded to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 23 April, 1861. First Lieutenant W H Jenifer arrived at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 3 PM on 24 April, 1861, and proceeded to Richmond, Virginia, the same day. He arrived at Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 24 April, 1861, and was appointed lieutenant colonel, Confederate States Cavalry (See the Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry).

Second detachment

Fort Mason, Post Oak Hill, Mason County, to Greenlake, near Indianola, Texas, Companies A and F, 29 March 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A and F, evacuated Fort Mason, Post Oak Hill, Mason County, Texas, under the command of Captain R W Johnson, on 29 March, 1861, and arrived at Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, in April 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel R E Lee and Major E Van Dorn, 2nd United States Cavalry, were on a leave of absence on 29 March, 1861.

Fort Inge, on the Leona River, Uvalde County, to Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, Company C, 19 March-12 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company C, evacuated Fort Inge, on the Leona River, Uvalde County, Texas, under the command of Captain J Oakes, on 19 March, 1861, and arrived at Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, on 12 April, 1861.

Camp Wood, on the Nueces River, Real County, to Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, Company K, 29 March 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company K, evacuated Camp Wood, on the Nueces River, Real County, Texas, under the command of Captain C J Whiting, on 15 March, 1861, and arrived at Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, in April 1861. Captain C J Whiting was assigned to command the 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, C, F, and K, at Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, shortly afterwards.

Greenlake, near Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas to New York Harbour, 16-25 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, C, F, and K, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Empire City to New York Harbour on 16 April, 1861, and were accompanied by the 3rd United States Infantry, Companies B, D, G, H, and K, under the command of Captain O L Sheppherd. Companies A, C, F, and K arrived at New York Harbour on 25 April, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Infantry).

Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, to Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 31 May-1 June, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, C, F, and K, were ordered to report to Major G H Thomas stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 27 April, 1861, and were organised for field service by 27 May, 1861. Companies A, C, F, and K, and the Philadelphia City Cavalry, First Troop were ordered to Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, under the command of Colonel G H Thomas, on 31 May 1861, and and arrived via Shippensburg, Cumberland and Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania, on 1 June, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, C, F, and K, were assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, Army of the Upper Potomac, on 4 June, 1861, and proceeded to Brown's Mill, near Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on 7 June, 1861 (See the First Brigade, First Division, Army of the Upper Potomac). Companies A, C, F, and K were ordered to Willaimsport, Washington County, Maryland, on 15 June, 1861, and proceeded across the Potomac River at Lemon's Ferry, near Willaimsport, Washington County, Maryland, on 2 July, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, C, F, and K, were assigned as a reserve during the skirmish at Falling Waters, Berkeley County, Virginia, on 2 July, 1861, and were ordered to Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia, on 3 July, 1861. Companies A, C, F, and K were ordered to Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, on 15 July, 1861, and proceeded to Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, C, F, and K, were ordered to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Reorganised, First Brigade, Army of the Shennadoah, 29 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, C, F, and K, were assigned to the reorganised First Brigade, Army of the Shennadoah, at Sandy Hook, Washington County, Maryland, on 29 July, 1861.

Note: Major G H Thomas was appointed colonel, 2nd United States Cavalry, on 3 May, 1861, and assigned to command the First Brigade, First Division, Army of the Upper Potomac. Colonel G H Thomas was assigned to the Military Department of Cumberland as a brigadier general on 17 August, 1861, and resigned the command of the 2nd United States Cavalry on 28 August, 1861.

Sandy Hook, Washington County, Maryland, to Washington, D. C., 14-30 September, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies A, F, and K, were ordered to Washington, D. C., on 14 September, 1861, and Company C on 30 September, 1861.

Second United States Dragoons

Company K Second United States Dragoons: CAPT. F C ARMSTRONG
Captain F C Armstrong was assigned as aide de camp on the staff of Brigadier General S Harney, United States Army, until May 1861, and resigned on 13 August, 1861. He was appointed assistant adjutant general on the staff of Brigadier General B McCulloch, Confederate States Army.

Assignment: Escort to Colonel D Hunter, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia.

Company A was stationed at Fort Kearny, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, evacuated the post on 8 November, 1861, under the command of Captain B Livingston, 3rd United States Cavalry, and arrived in Washington, D. C., on 29 November, 1861; Company B was stationed at Camp Floyd (renamed Fort Crittenden in 1860), Fort Crittenden, Fairfield, Utah Territory, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C F Smith, 10th United States Infantry; Company C was stationed at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, evacuated the post on 7 January, 1861, arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 3 February, 1861, ordered to Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, under the command of Second Lieutenant C E Farrand, 1st United States Infantry, on 12 June, 1861, and arrived on 6 August, 1861; Company D was stationed at Fort Laramie, on the Laramie River, Nebraska Territory, under the command of Colonel E B Alexander, 10th United States Infantry; Company E was stationed at Camp Floyd (renamed Fort Crittenden in 1860), Fort Crittenden, Fairfield, Utah Territory, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C F Smith, 10th United States Infantry; Company F was stationed at Fort Laramie, on the Laramie River, Nebraska Territory, under the command of Colonel E B Alexander, 10th United States Infantry; Company G was stationed at Fort Craig, on the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Socorro County, New Mexico, under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel E R S Canby, 10th United States Infantry, ordered to Washington, D. C., on 21 February, 1862, and arrived on 25 November, 1862; Company H was stationed at Camp Floyd, (renamed Fort Crittenden in 1860), Fort Crittenden, Fairfield, Utah Territory, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C F Smith, 10th United States Infantry; Company I was stationed at Fort Union, Mora Valley, New Mexico, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel G B Crittenden, United States Mounted Rifles, stationed at Fort Garland, San Luis Valley, New Mexico, until September 1862 and arrived at Washington, D. C., on 25 November, 1862; Company K was stationed at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, evacuated the post on 7 January, 1861, arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 3 February, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 2 July, 1861.

Fort Kearny, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, to Washington, D. C., Company A, 8-29 November, 1861: The 2nd United States Dragoons, Company A, was stationed Fort Kearny, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, under the command of Captain B Livingston, 3rd United States Cavalry, in November 1861 and was ordered to Fort Leavenworth , Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 8 November, 1861. The company arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 21 November, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the command of Captain J T Ray, 2nd United States Infantry, on 22 November, 1861. Company A arrived at Cantonment Holt, Washington, D. C., on 29 November, 1861.

Washington D. C., Companies B, D, E, F, H, and K, 23 December, 1861: The 2nd United States Dragoons, Companies B, D, E, F, H, and K, was stationed at Cantonment Holt, Washington, D. C., on 23 December, 1861.

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Companies C and K, 3 February, 1861: The 2nd United States Dragoons, Companies C and K, were stationed at Fort Riley, on the Kansas River, Kansas, and were ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 29 January, 1861. The companies arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 3 February, 1861, and Company C was ordered to Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, under the command of Major S D Sturgis, 1st United States Cavalry, on 12 June, 1861. Company K was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 2 July, 1861, and arrived after 8 July, 1861.

Fort Craig, on the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Socorro County, New Mexico, Company G, 8 October, 1861: Company G was stationed at Fort Craig, on the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Socorro County, New Mexico, under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel E R S Canby, 10th United States Infantry, and was so depleted by numbers by 8 October, 1861, the company was temporaily assigned as artillery to the 3rd United States Cavalry, Company I, under the command of Captain A McRae.

Fort Union, Mora Valley, New Mexico, Company I, 27 October-25 November, 1862: The 2nd United States Dragoons, Company I, was stationed at Fort Union, Mora Valley, New Mexico, under the command of Second Lieutenant C J Walker, and was ordered to Fort Garland, San Luis Valley, New Mexico. Companies I and G were ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, under the command of First Lieutenant C W Canfield, as escort to Brigadier General E R S Canby and arrived on 27 October, 1862. The 2nd United States Dragoons, Companies I and G, were ordered to Washington, D. C., in November 1862 and arrived on 25 November, 1862.

Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Washington, D. C., First Lieutenant J P Holliday, 6 February, 1861: A detachment of the 2nd United States Dragoons, stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the command of First Lieutenant J P Holliday, on 6 February, 1861, and arrived at 2 PM on 7 Febraury, 1861. The detachment was stationed at Burch's stables, Fourteenth Street, Washington, D. C.

Fort Union, Mora Valley, New Mexico, May 1861: Brevet Major H H Sibley, commanding the post at Fort Union, Mora Valley, New Mexico, resigned on 13 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant J Pegram, Company I, resigned on 10 May, 1861.

Detachment of United States Army

Detachment: Second LT. J S Brisbin, First United States Dragoons

A detachment of recruits from Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, under the command of Second Lieutenant J S Brisbin, was ordered to Washington, D.C., on 19 July, 1861, and were to be assigned to the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, the 3rd United States Infantry, and the United States Cavalry at Washington, D. C. The detachment received arms and was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, as Brigadier General J K Mansfield had proceeded to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861. Second Lieutenant J S Brisbin was unable to obtain orders and proceeded to the battlefield and after the first battle of Bull Run Second Lieutenant J S Brisbin was appointed captain, 6th United States Cavalry.

Note: Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was garrisoned by United States recruits and was commanded by Major L P Graham, 2nd United States Dragoons.

Sources

"Harrisburg, 6 May - Three hundred of United States cavalry, well mounted, left Carlisle Barracks this morning for York."

The National Republican, 9 May, 1861 - Cavalry from Carlisle

"The four companies which arrived here last Friday were mounted, contrary to reports hereforeto correct. There are two companies, viz: Palmer's and Harrison's, at the Treasury building; and four companies, viz: (Stoneman's, Brackett's, Field's, and Garrard's), on Seventh street, near the Park hotel. "

The Evening Star, 14 May, 1861 - The second regiment U. S. cavalry

"Yesterday, Gen. McDowell ordered the New York Fifth, Twenty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth regiments, to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's warning, and at 11 a. m. the Sixty-ninth - 1,100 strond - moved to Ball's Cross Roads, where they foundthe Captain Brackett's company of Second (regular) cavalry, and the battery of the New York Eighth regiment. Col. Corcoran commands his own (the Sixty-ninth) regiment at that point, and the whole force here is commanded by Col. Hunter, of the regular service. "

The Evening Star, 21 June, 1861 - Camp Tyler, (Taylor's Tavern,) Fairfax County, Va, 21 June, 1861

"Last evening, about two hundred United States cavalry arrived at the depot from Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and proceeded to the Park, on Seventh street, where they will be quartered."

The National Republican, 10 July, 1861 - Arrival of cavalry and recruits

"In addition to the regular garrison of the Post there were at this time at Carlisle Barracks, several troops of the 2nd (now 5th) Cavalry under command of Maj. George H. Thomas of that regiment."

Fighting rebels and redskins: Experiences in army life of Colonel George B. Sanford 1861–1892, by George B Sandford

"The first troop of the Second to tread the soil of Virginia was K (Armstrong's), which arrived early in July, and was stationed at Arlington Heights."

From Everglade to Canyon with the Second United States Cavalry, by Theophilus Francis Rodenbough

"The cavalry rejoined Palmer, and, on the morning of the 19th, Brakett's company was detailed as General McDowell's escort. Captain Lowe's company, of the 2nd Cavalry, was sent to Colonel Heintzelman, commanding a division; Captain Armstrong's company, of the 2nd Dragoons, to Colonel Hunter, also commanding a division; and the remaining four companies, under Major Palmer, were attached to Colonel Andrew Porter's brigade, of Hunter's division."

History of the United States cavalry: From the formation of the Federal Government to the 1st of June, 1863, by Albert Gallatin Brackett

"Custer noticed that these volunteer soldiers did not step along like West Pointers. They also lacked regulation uniforms: smoe dressed in flaming scarlet, others in green, black or brown; only a few wore blue."

"By midmorning Company G reached Arlington Heights and turned into its old encampment."

Custer: The life of General George Armstrong Custer, by Jay Monaghan

"Rushing down to Washington, Second Lieutenant Custer was able to join his first unit, Company G, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, with General Irvin McDowell's army at Cenreville on the eve of the Battle of Bull Run, 20 July 1861."

Custer victorious: The Civil War battles of General George Armstrong Custer, by Gregory J W Urwin

"These companies were chiefly employed during the battle of Bull Run as supports to batteries of artillery. Those with General Hunter's division crossed Bull Run at one of the upper fords and assisted in turning the enemy's left flank, which at half-past three o'clock p.m. had been forced back until the National troops had pocession of the Warrenton Pike leading from the stone bridge."

"He participated in the battle of Bull Run, where his company served as escort to General McDowell during the entire day, having been detailed for duty on the 19th." During the diastrous retreat his company, with the regular cavalry, constituted about all there was of a rear-guard, and by vigorous and intelligent action did much to restore order among the volunteers, who had been abandoned by their own appointed officers." Captain A G Brackett

"He reported to the adjutant-general of the army on 20th of July, and was selected by General Scott as a bearer of dispatches to General McDowell. He started at seven o'clock PM for Centreville, where he arrived about three o'clock PM of 21st, and having delivered his dispatches, reported for duty with his company at daybreak, and participated in the battle of Bull Run, where he was distinguished for gallant conduct." Second Lieutenant G A Custer

Across the continent with the Fifth Cavalry, by George Frederic Price

"I had one company of cavalry attached to my division, which was joined during the engagement by the cavalry of Colonel Hunter's division."

Report of Colonel S. P. Heintzelman, Seventeenth United States Infantry, commanding Third Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia

"I had one company of cavalry attached to my division, which was joined, during the engagement, by the cavalry of Colonel Hunter’s division. Major Palmer, who commanded them, was anxious to engage the enemy."

The C. S. A., and the Battle of Bull Run: A letter to an English friend, by J G Barnard

William H. Emory: Soldier-scientist, by L David Norris, James C Milligan and Odie B Faulk

The Lyon campaign in Missouri being a history of the First Iowa Infantry and of the causes which led up to its organization, and how it earned the thanks of Congress, which it got: together with a birdseye view of the conditions in Iowa preceding the great Civil War of 1861, by E F Ware

An account of the battle of Wilson's creek or Oak hills, fought between the Union troops, commanded by Gen. N. Lyon and the Southern, or Confederate troops, under command of Gens. McCulloch and Price, on Saturday, August 10, 1861, in Greene county, Missouri Written and comp. from authentic sources, by Holcombe & Adams

Of duty well and faithfully done: A history of the Regular Army in the Civil War, by Clayton R Newell and Charles R Shrader

The Army of the United States: Historical sketches of staff and line with portraits of generals in chief, by T F Rodenbough, Brevet Brigadier General, and W L Haskin, Major, First Artillery

Official Army Register for September 1861, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, 1 September, 1861

Biographical register of officers and graduates of the United States Military Academy, at West Point, N. Y., from its establishment, 16 March, 1802 to the army reorganisation of 1866-67, by Bvt. Major General George W Cullum, Colonel, Corps of Enginers, U. S. Army

Notes

Washington, D. C., April-July 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies D and H, under the command of Captain I N Palmer, arrived at Washington, D. C., on 13 April, 1861, and Companies B, E, G, and I arrived on 10 May, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry encamped at the Treasury Building, Washington, D. C., and was assigned to duty guarding the White House and the Treasury Building, Washington, D. C., in April and May 1861. The 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, were stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in July 1861 and arrived at Washington, D. C., on 9 July, 1861. The 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, encamped at Seventh Street Park, Washington, D. C., the same day and the 2nd United States Dragoons, Company K, was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 2 July, 1861.

Assignments prior to first battle Bull Run: Second Lieutenant D S Gordon was assigned as aide de camp to Colonel E D Keyes, commanding the First Brigade, First Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, and Second Lieutenant G A Custer was assigned to the 2nd United States Cavalry, Company G, (See the First Brigade, First Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia). Second Lieutenants J W Spangler, H McQuade and C B McClellen, 3rd United States Cavalry, were assigned to the United States Battalion Cavalry and First Lieutenant J J Sweet, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company K, was assigned as aide de camp to Colonel S P Heintzelman, commanding the Third Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia (See the Third Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia). First Lieutenant S W Stockton, 1st United States Cavalry, was assigned as aide de camp to Colonel D Hunter, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, prior to the first battle of Bull Run (See the Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia).

Occupation of Arlington Heights and Alexandria, Virginia, 24 May, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies G and I, under the command of Major G Stoneman, were order across the Potomac River by the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., in the morning on 24 May, 1861, and Company B, under the command of First Lieutenant C H Tompkins, across the Chain Bridge, above Georgetown, D. C., the same day.

Arlington House, Fairfax County, and Alexandria, Virginia, June 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies G and I, under the command of Captain A G Brackett, were stationed near Arlington House, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Company E, under the command of First Lieutenant J J Sweet, was stationed at Alexandria, Virginia, in June 1861. Company I was stationed at Balls Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel D Hunter, on 20 June, 1861.

Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia, 1 June, 1861: Second Lieutenant D S Gordon, 2nd United States Dragoons, was temporarily assigned to a detachment of fifty men, under the command of First Lieutenant CH Tompkins, during the skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia, on 1 June, 1861 (See the Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse).

Assignments, 2nd United States Cavalry, 8 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company B, was assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia; Companies G and I to the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia; and Company E to the First Brigade, Third Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

United States Battalion Cavalry, 9 July, 1861: The 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E; the 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B, E, G, and I; and the 2nd United States Dragoons, Company K, were organised as a United States Battalion Cavalry, under the command of Major I N Palmer, after 9 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Virginia, 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B and G, 2nd United States Dragoons, Company K, and 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B and G, the 2nd United States Dragoons, Company K, and the 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, were assigned to the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, on 16 July, 1861, and were ordered to proceed by the Columbia Turnpike to the Little River Turnpike at 4 PM on 16 July, 1861. The companies arrived at at Bailey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 16 July, 1861, and were ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B and G, the 2nd United States Dragoons, Company K, and the 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, arrived by the Little River Turnpike at Fairfax Courthouse via Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 9 PM on 17 July, 1861, and were ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861. The companies arrived at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Advance to Centreville, Virginia, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company I, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company I, accompanied the First Brigade, First Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, on 16 July, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 16 July, 1861. The company arrived at Vienna via Old Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day and was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company I, arrived at Germantown via Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day and was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861. The company arrived by the Warrenton Turnpike at Centreville via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day.

Advance to Centreville, Virginia, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company E, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company E, accompanied the First Brigade, Third, Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, and was ordered to proceed by the Old Fairfax Road to Pohick Creek at 10 AM on 16 July, 1861. The company arrived at the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near Burkes Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861, and was ordered to Sangster's Station, Prince William County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company E, arrived at Sangster's Station, Prince William County, via Elzey's, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day and was ordered to Little Rocky Run, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 18 July, 1861. The company and arrived by the Old Braddock Road at Little Rocky Run, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 9 PM the same day.

Blackburn's Ford, Virginia, 18 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies G and I, under the command of Captain A G Brackett, were ordered on a reconnaissance to Blackburn's and Mitchell's Fords, Virginia, under the command of Colonel I B Richardson, by Brigadier General D Tyler the same day and were engaged in a skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, Virginia, between 12 PM and 4 PM on 18 July, 1861.

Distribution, 19 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company I, was assigned as escort to Brigadier General I McDowell; the the 2nd United States Cavalry, Company E, was assigned as escort to Brigadier General S P Heintzleman; the 2nd United States Dragoons, Company K, was assigned as escort to Colonel D Hunter; and the 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B and G, and the 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, were assigned to the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, under the command of Major I N Palmer, on 19 July, 1861.

Sudley Ford, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The United States Battalion Cavalry was ordered to Sudley Ford, Virginia, at 3.30 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the United States Battalion Cavalry was ordered to retreat to Centreville, Virginia, and arrived at 8.30 PM on 21 July, 1861. The battalion was ordered to return to Arlington, Virginia, and arrived at 5.30 AM on 22 July, 1861.

Redesignated, 3 August, 1861: The 1st United States Cavalry was redesignated the 4th United States Cavalry; the 2nd United States Cavalry the 5th United States Cavalry; the 2nd United States Dragoons the 2nd United States Cavalry; and the United States Mounted Riflemen the 3rd United States Cavalry on 3 August, 1861.

The Military District of the Potomac was established on 25 July, 1861 by consolidating the Military District of Washington and the Department of Northeastern Virginia and redesignated the Department of the Potomac on 15 August, 1861. The 2nd United States Cavalry, Company I, was assigned to Brigadier General W T Sherman's Brigade and Company G, was assigned to Brigadier General P Kearney's Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 4 August, 1861. On 30 July, 1861, the 1st United States Cavalry, Companies A and E, were assigned as Provost Guard or City Guard, under the command of Colonel A Porter, 16th United States Infantry, detached for temporary duty as provost marshal. The 2nd United States Dragoons, Company K, and the 2nd United States Cavalry, Companies B and E, were assigned to duty at Washington, D. C.

Report

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.37: Series I, Volume 2 (S# 2), Chapter IX, p. 393
Major I N Palmer, Second United States Cavalry, commanding United States battalion Cavalry