Ray Mathews

January 19, 2010

The 2nd U.S. Cavalry Co. A mourns the passing of our beloved friend, Ray Mathews. Ray was a teacher and a mentor on many matters in life, but especially on how to conduct oneself. The Dragoons of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry mourn his passing, but we rejoice in the memory of his life.

Photo of Ray by Robert London

Bryan "Keith" Foor

April 25, 1963 - July 19, 2013

Trooper ~ Bugler ~ President ~ Friend 


February 15, 2016

It is with sadness that I report that L'il Mike's trusted mount Yankee moved on to greener pastures Monday evening, February 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm. We had retired Yankee from reenacting two summers ago after Trevilian Station. We praise God for the pleasure of owning this rock solid cavalry and family friendly Tennessee Walker, and for his faithfulness to Michaela, his owner Mary, and to the 2nd US Cavalry Co. A. He was 26 years old. His former owners were Troopers Al and Joshua Underwood. ~ Tpr Tom Helsel

Root Beer

October 11, 2015

On 11 October we lost a rock solid member of 2nd U.S. Cavalry Co. A. Root Beer has gone to Fiddler's Green. Rooty served in the Company longer than most. He was the War Horse of Sgt. Ray Mathews, Trooper Dan Detwiler, and most recently Trooper David Miller. His root beer colored mustache made us chuckle and his one blind eye never held him back. Would that all horses were as calm, level headed, brave and tolerant as he. Goodbye my teacher and friend. He was 28. ~ Tpr Dave Miller

Photo by Dave Miller