A History of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry
This page contains edited excerpts from Lambert, Joseph I., Major, USA, One Hundred Years with the Second Cavalry, Newton Publishing Company, San Antonio, TX, 1999.
1861 - Under Construction
1862 - Under Construction
1864 - Under Construction
Don Stivers, "Sergeant's Valor"
On September 19, 1864, at Winchester, VA, Orderly Sergeant Conrad Schmidt of Co. K, 2nd U.S. Cavalry saw his commander go down in a charge against Confederate breastworks. Captain Rodenbough was barely 15 yards from the enemy line. Sgt. Schmidt came to his rescue and later earned the Medal of Honor for his actions.