This page is created in loving memory of all those who have had a significant impact on the 2nd U.S. Cavalry Co. A/9th Virginian Cavalry Co. D, and have moved on to greener pastures. Friend or Equine, in the Cavalry, they are the same. With great respect, the following are a few of those special friends who have blessed this hobby.
January 19, 2010
Bryan "Keith" Foor
April 25, 1963 - July 19, 2013
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
Trooper ~ Bugler ~ President ~ Friend
Lorandi was laid to rest on February 20, 2019, at 39 years old. He was my first re-enacting horse. Another piece of my heart has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. ~ Trooper Amos
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
On 11 October 2015 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