The text on this page has been reproduced from the book From Everglade to Canyon with the Second United States Cavalry: an Authentic Account of Service in Florida, Mexico, Virginia, and the Indian Country, 1836-1875, by Theophilus Rodenbough. The account in this section occurs prior to the period our unit portrays, but offers good insight of the daily life of a trooper of the 2nd Regiment of Dragoons. 


Don Troiani, "2nd US Cavalry 1861". This painting by Troiani shows the regiment in 1861, still in dark blue trousers and orange trim jackets.