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.

    The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
    The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    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… Read More

    11 Jun 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Trevilian Station at Louisa County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Trevilian Station
    The Battle of Trevilian Station

    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… Read More

    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.