LAURA WOLCOTT GIBBS Flag Donation

Snapshot of the article documenting the Dragoons giving the Battle Flag to Laura Wolcott Gibbs, the mother of Alfred Gibbs. The image will link to the original article that I have taken this from. You will find the article on PDF page 8. The image will link to the original document – NEW YORK HISTORICAL […]

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CHAPTER XXII

LOOKING HOMEWARD Table of Contents AFTER a good night’s rest, the first in twelve days, the cavalry started on the return march to Petersburg. Never was there a more jubilant set of men: the terrible strain of years was over, and all cherished bright antici­pations of soon being mustered out and returning to ou·r homes. […]

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CHAPTER XXI

APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN–THE FINAL BATTLES Table of Contents THE decisive campaign which closed the Civil War was begun and ended within the brief space of twelve days, extending from March 29 to April 9, 1865. During this limited period, the regiment participated in the battles of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Five Forks, Sutherland Station, Drummond’s Mills (Amelia Courthouse), […]

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CHAPTER XX

WINTER OF 1864-1865-LAST RAID Table of Contents DECEMBER 30 we broke camp, leaving our pleasant quarters near Winchester, and after a cold march of three days, reached Lovettsville, in the Loudon valley, Jan. 1, 1865. This place is located a few miles southeast of Harper’s Ferry, and on the south side of the Potomac. Here […]

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CHAPTER XVIII

VARIOUS EXPERIENCES – THE LOUDON RAID Table of Contents After Early’s Cedar Creek drubbing, we were for some time only occasionally troubled by him. While we performed considerable rough-weather reconnoitering and picket duty, we had no serious engagement until November 12, when our second battle of Newtown, in which the regiment lost one killed and […]

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CHAPTER XVII

CEDAR CREEK Table of Contents his battle, in many respects one of the most remarkable in history, has been so fully set forth by different writers that a detailed description will not be attempted. More particular mention will be made regarding the part enacted by the First New York Dragoons, in which no one regiment […]

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CHAPTER XVI

BATTLES OF FISHER’S HILL AND WOODSTOCK RACES Table of Contents TRUE to his promise, Sheridan was “after them ” the next morning. At daylight, Merritt’s division, our regi­ment in advance, pushed briskly south up the Valley pike through Newtown and Middletown but met no opposing force until reaching Fisher’s Hill, where we found General Early […]

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CHAPTER XIV

WITH SHERIDAN IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY Table of Contents Our entrance upon the Valley campaign was signalized as the entrance also upon our third year’s service. Two years of drilling, marching, and hard fighting had gained the First New York Dragoons an honorable record. Since the opening of the spring campaign, it had partici­ pated […]

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CHAPTER XV

SWEEPING VICTORIES AND DECISIVE RATTLES Table of Contents THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGAINED FOLLOWING the Smithfield engagements of August 28 and 29, there occurred a loll in our fighting until the great battle of Winchester, or Opeqnon. But we were by no means inactive, for daring this interval of twenty days we were constantly oat on […]

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CHAPTER XIII

FROM WHITE HOUSE LANDING TO THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY Table of Contents Our arrival at White House Landing, June 20, vir­ually terminated the Trevilian raid, but gave neither the jaded horses nor wearied men any respite whatever from severe service, as there was at that place an immense train of about one thousand wagons, which Sheridan […]

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