1st Regiment New England Volunteer Cavalry

(Also known as: 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Cavalry)


    Company I Mustered December 17, 1862 in Concord*
    Company K Mustered October 24, 1862 in Manchester*
    Company L Mustered December 27, 1862 in Concord*
    Company M Mustered December 24, 1862 in Concord*
      Three Year Commission

    Total Men: 435
    Casualties (Killed or Mortal Wound): 15
    Deaths: 18

    ORGANIZATION: First organized at Concord, N.H., as a Battalion of four Companies October 24 to December 21, 1861, and attached to 1st New England Cavalry, afterward designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, as Companies "I," "K," "L," "M." Moved from Concord, N.H., to Pawtucket, R. I., December 22, 1861, and join Regiment. Battalion detached from 1st Rhode Island Cavalry January 7, 1864, to form 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry. Moved to New Hampshire and on Veteran furlough and organizing Regiment, February to April, 1864. 7 Companies organized and ordered to Washington, D.C., April 23, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to February, 1865. Cavalry, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to July, 1865.

    *On January 7, 1864, all four companies transfered to form the 1st Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry.

    -The 1st Regiment New England was involved in 16 engagements.
    -The highest casualties came at Front Royal -8, and on detached service at Gettysburg -2.

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