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1861/11/191st Vt. Cav., recruited by Lemuel B. Platt; mustered in at Burlington (Dyer)
1861/12/14The 1st Vt. Cavalry left Vt. for Washington, 'requiring for the journey 153 cars, made up into a train of five sections.' (Peck)
1862/04/171st Vt. Cav. 'charged through the little village of Mount Jackson and drove Ashby's cavalry for more than a mile to the North Fork of the Shenandoah, where the enemy set fire to the bridge, hoping to cut off further pursuit.' (Peck)
1862/04/271st Vt. Cav. engaged at Port Republic, Va. (Battles)
1862/05/241st Vt. Cav. engaged at Middletown, Va. (Battles)
1862/05/251st Vt. Cav. engaged at Winchester, Va. (Battles)
1862/07/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Luray Court House, VA (Battles)
1862/07/101st Vt. Cav. engaged at Culpeper Court House, Va. (Battles)
1862/08/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Orange Court House, Va. (Battles)
1862/08/201st Vt. Cav. engaged at Kelly's Ford, Va. (Battles)
1862/08/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Waterloo Bridge, Va. (Battles)
1862/08/301st Vt. Cav. engaged at 2nd Bull Run, VA (Manassas) (Battles)
1862/09/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ashby's Gap, Va. (Battles)
1863/02/13Peter Rock, Co. L, 1st Vt. Cav., deserted on this date and joined the Confederate States Army under the name of Thomas Burnham. He was captured, sent to Washington for trial on January 19, 1864. (Rock)
1863/02/13Pvt Samuel W. Elliott, Co. M, 1st Vt Cav., died of disease; he was buried in Alexandria National Cemetery, VA (Cemetery database)
1863/02/161st Vt. Cav. was involved in the Defenses of Washington at Goose Creek on this date. (Dyer)
1863/04/011st Vt. Cav. engaged at Broad Run, Va. (Battles)
1863/05/301st Vt. Cav. engaged at Greenwich, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Huntersville, VA (Battles)
1863/07/041st Vt. Cav. engaged at Monterey, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/051st Vt. Cav. engaged at Lightersville, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/081st Vt. Cav. engaged at Boonesboro, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/10A. W. Preston: 'I beg leave to make the following report of engagements of the 1st Vt. Cavalry...' (Reports)
1863/07/11A. W. Preston: 'The charge made by this cavalry on the enemy's right wing...' (Reports)
1863/07/131st Vt. Cav. engaged at Hagerstown, Va. (Battles)
1863/09/131st Vt. Cav. engaged at Falling Waters, Va. (Battles)
1863/09/141st Vt. Cav. engaged at Somerville Ford, Va. (Battles)
1863/09/261st Vt. Cav. engaged at Raccoon Ford, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/041st Vt. Cav. engaged at Falmouth, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/101st Vt. Cav. engaged at James City, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/111st Vt. Cav. engaged at Brandy Station, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/181st Vt. Cav. engaged at Gainesville, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/191st Vt. Cav. engaged at Buckland Mills, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/191st Vt. Cav. engaged at Gainesville, Va. (Battles)
1863/11/19Lurana, wife of H. P. Nichols, died Nov 19 1863, age 51 years and 9 months.

Here lies the remains of H. P. Nichol's wife
Who mourned away her natural life
She mourned herself to death for her man,
While he in the service of Uncle Sam.

(Hilkiah P. Nichols, Co. M, 1st Vt. Cav., was discharged for disability, May 22, 1865) (Tombstone inscription)

1863/11/281st Vt. Cav. engaged at Morton's Ford, Va. (Battles)
1864/01/19Pvt James Alfred McCoy, Co. M, 1st VVC, deserted (1st Cavalry)
1864/02/29William N. Dunn, 1st Vt. Cav., was taken prisoner during Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond. He died at Andersonville October 6. (Dunn)
1864/03/011st Vt. Cav. engaged at Mechanicsville, Va. (Battles)
1864/03/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Piping Tree, Va. (Battles)
1864/05/051st Vt. Cav. engaged at Craig's Church, Va. (Battles)
1864/05/081st Vt. Cav. was engaged or present at Spotsylvania, Va. (Battles)
1864/05/111st Vt. Cav. engaged at Yellow Tavern, Va. (Battles)
1864/05/121st Vt. Cav. engaged at Meadow Bridge, Va. (Battles)
1864/05/311st Vt. Cav. engaged at Hanover Court House, VA (Battles)
1864/06/011st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ashland, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/031st Vt. Cav. engaged at Hawe's Shop., Va. (Battles)
1864/06/101st Vt. Cav. engaged at Bottom Bridge, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/131st Vt. Cav. engaged at White Oak Swamp, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/151st Vt. Cav. engaged at Malvern Hill, VA (Battles)
1864/06/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ream's Station, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/231st Vt. Cav. engaged at Nottoway Court House, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/241st Vt. Cav. engaged at Keyesville, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/251st Vt. Cav. engaged at Roanoke Station, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/281st Vt. Cav. engaged at Stony Creek, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/291st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ream's Station, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/291st Vt. Cav. engaged at Stony Creek, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/301st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ridley's Shop, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/171st Vt. Cav. engaged at Winchester, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/211st Vt. Cav. engaged at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/211st Vt. Cav. engaged at Summit Point, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/251st Vt. Cav. engaged at Kearneysville, Va. (Battles)
1864/09/211st Vt. Cav. engaged at Front Royal, Va. (Battles)
1864/09/211st Vt. Cav. engaged at Mooney's Grade, Va. (Battles)
1864/09/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Milford, Va. (Battles)
1864/09/281st Vt. Cav. engaged at Waynesboro, Va. (Battles)
1864/10/071st Vt. Cav. engaged at Columbia Furnace, Va. (Battles)
1864/10/091st Vt. Cav. engaged at Tom's Brook, Va. (Battles)
1864/11/111st Vt. Cav. engaged at Middle Road, Va. (Battles)
1864/11/121st Vt. Cav. engaged at Middle and Back Road, Va. (Battles)
1864/12/201st Vt. Cav. engaged at Lacy's Spring, Va. (Battles)
1865/02/22Col. William Wells, 1st Vt. Cav, receives a brevet promotion to Brigadier General (Crockett)
1865/03/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Waynesboro, Va. (Battles)
1865/03/13William Wells appointed brevet Major General, U.S. Volunteers (Peck)
1865/04/011st Vt. Cav. engaged at Five Forks, Va. (Battles)
1865/04/031st Vt. Cav. engaged at Namozine Church, VA (Battles)
1865/04/08Private George B. Dunn, Co. M, 1st Vt. Cav., was the last Vermonter killed in action, and First Lieutenant Willard Farrington, Co. L, 1st Vt. Cav., was the last Vermonter wounded in action. (Peck)
1865/04/091st Vt. Cav. engaged at Appomattox Court House, Va. (Battles)
1865/05/19William Wells, 1st Vt. Cav., promoted to Brigadier General. (Crockett)
1865/05/22William Wells assumed command of the 3rd Cavalry Division (more)
1945/12/29Russell C. Martin, Co. I, 1st Vt. Cavalry, died in Los Angeles (Last Vets)