The Civil War in the East

15th New York Cavalry Regiment


The 15th New York Cavalry Regiment lost 2 officers and 35 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 126 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Syracuse, N.Y.,

August 8

Companies A, B & C mustered in

August 26

Companies D, F & G mustered in

August 15

Company E mustered in

September 5

Company H mustered in


Companies A to G left State for Washington, D.C. and Attached to 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, D.C. Duty at Camp Stoneman, Defenses of Washington.

October 15

Company K mustered in


Companies H and K left State for Washington, D.C.

November 30

Company I mustered in and left State for Washington, D.C.


January 20

Company L mustered in

January 22

Action at Hillsboro, Va.

January 24

Company M mustered in


Companies L & M left State for Washington, D.C.; Attached to Cavalry Brigade, 1st Division, Army of West Virginia

January 27-February 7

Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, West Virginia

February 20


February 29-
March 5

Expedition to Petersburg and destruction of Salt Works near Franklin, West Va.

April 30-May 16

Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of West Virginia

May 12


May 13

Luray Gap, Mt. Jackson, and near New Market

May 14-15

New Market

May 22

Front Royal

May 25


May 26-July 1

Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg, Va.

May 27


May 29-30


June 4

Mt. Jackson

June 5


June 6

Occupation of Staunton

June 10


June 11


June 16

New London

June 17

Diamond Hills

June 17-18


June 19-20


June 21

Catawba Mountains and Salem

June 28


July 2

Bunker Hill and Bolivar Heights

July 3

Leetown and Martinsburg

July 15-16

Near Hillsboro

July 17-18

Snicker's Ferry

July 19

Ashby's Gap and Berry's Ford

July 23

Near Kernstown

July 24

Kernstown, Winchester

July 25

Bunker Hill and Martinsburg

August 11


August 21-22

Near Charlestown

August 24

Ordered to Cumberland, Md. and duty at Remount Camp


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, and Army of the Potomac

November 1

Green Springs Run (Detachment)

December 19-21

Expedition to Lacy Springs

December 21

Lacy Springs

December 31

Near Harrisonburg


February 27-
March 25

Sheridan's Raid from Winchester

March 2

Waynesboro and Occupation of Staunton

March 3


March 15


March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 30-31

Dinwiddie Court House

April 1

Five Forks

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3

Namozine Church

April 4


April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 8

Appomattox Station

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 23-29

Expedition to Danville


March to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

June 17

Consolidated with 6th New York Cavalry to form 2nd Regiment Provisional Cavalry.

August 9

Mustered out at Louisville, Ky.

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