Pennsylvania 2nd Cavalry (Union)
01 Sep 1861
Pennsylvania 2nd Cavalry organized at Pennsylvania.
08 May 1864
Participated in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House at Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
Following the Battle of the Wilderness, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant marched the Union army south with the hope of capturing Spotsylvania Court House and preventing Robert E. Lee's army from retreating further. Lee's Confederates, however, managed to get ahead of the Federals and block the road. Fighting began on May 8th, when the Union Fifth Corps under Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren and the Sixth Corps under Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick engaged Confederate Maj. Gen. Richard Anderson's First Corps at Laurel Hi…
11 Jun 1864
Participated in the Battle of Trevilian Station at Louisa County, Virginia.
In June of 1864, hoping to draw attention away from Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's movement south, destroy supply lines, and join up with Brig. Gen. David Hunter in Charlottesville, Union cavalry commander Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan embarked on a cavalry raid. Near Trevilian Station, Virginia, he clashed with Confederate cavalry under Maj. Gens. Wade Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. On June 11th, while Hampton's men struggled against Union forces on one road, Lee's men advancing on a parallel road fell back, allow…
24 Jun 1864
Participated in the Battle of Saint Mary's Church at Charles City, Virginia.
27 Oct 1864
Assigned to the Brigade led by .
27 Oct 1864
Assigned to the Division led by .
17 Jun 1865
Pennsylvania 2nd Cavalry mustered out at Pennsylvania.