Category Archives: Cavalry Regiments

Interview with Joseph D. Collea, Jr. – author of The First Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War

I recently finished reading Joe Collea’s recent book, “The First Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War.”  It seems that I’ve been on a cavalry book binge, as of late, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it.  Published by McFarland & Company, … Continue reading

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Skirmish at Snow Hill

Today, Christians around the world are celebrating Good Friday.  However, 147 years ago today the soldiers fighting in the Civil War were engaged in spring campaigning.  Near Snow Hill, Tennessee flowering dogwoods were blooming and the native grasses were becoming a … Continue reading

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Eri Woodbury, First Lieutenant – 1st Vermont Cavalry

Eri D. Woodbury was born on May 30, 1837, to Henry Woodbury and Hannah Davidson Woodbury, at Francetown, New Hampshire.    He would enlist in the 1st Vermont Cavalry, on December 14, 1863, as a private in Company E.  Woodbury was a graduate … Continue reading

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Captain David Acheson – Co. C 140th Pennsylvania

David Acheson was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on January 10, 1841.  He was the third of nine children born to Alexander and Jane Acheson (Wishart).  With the outbreak of the Civil War, the Acheson boys began enlisting in the army.  … Continue reading

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James Trimble Brown – 1st Lieutenant CSA Cavalry

James Trimble Brown(i) was born in Pulaski, Tennessee on February 25, 1842.  Born to Neill S. Brown and Mary Anne Trimble, he was well educated by his parents.  His father was governor of Tennessee, during the Mexican War.  He would … Continue reading

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3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry

The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry would be organized in Philadelphia between July, and August, 1861.  They would be promptly moved to Washington D.C. and assigned to US Brigadier General Fitz John Porter’s Division, in the Army of the Potomac. The 3rd … Continue reading

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