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    1st New York Dragoons Reunion Archive.

    Originally mustered into service as the 130th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment it was converted to cavalry on July 28, 1863 and designated as the 19th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry. The men were recruited from Allegany, Livingston, and Wyoming counties. The 19th Cavalry was officially re-designated as the 1st Regiment of Dragoons on September 10, 1863. The term dragoon generally refers to mounted infantry or light cavalry. During its service, the 1st New York Dragoons fought in 64 battles, captured 19 pieces of artillery and four Confederate battle flags. After marching in the Grand Review at Washington D.C. at the close of the Civil War, the Dragoons were mustered out of service at Cloud's Mills, Virginia on June 30, 1865.

    This amazing archive consists of 37 ribbons and badges for various reunions of the Dragoons, including the 41st, 46th, 47th, 49th, 57th and 60th reunions. The largest ribbon measures 2 1/2" x 9". Some of the badges are identified to men who served, such as Walter H. Jackson, Private Charles L. Ford and Private A.J. Blanchard. There is also a Gettysburg 30th reunion ribbon from 1893 . The archive also includes a 21" x 24" Soldiers memorial print listing many of the men who were KIA, WIA or were taken prisoner. Among the pamphlets and other images is a rare war date CDV (affixed to a board) of Lt. Col. Alfred Gibbs who was the commander of the Dragoons. After the war Gibbs was awarded the rank of Brevet Major General by President Andrew Johnson.
    A fantastic archive in fine condition.
    From the Collection of Don Limpert


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