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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 Rodenbough, Theophilus F.
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0806132280

Formed originally as the Second Dragoons, Theophilus F. Rodenbough's unit was redesignated as the 2nd U.S. Cavalry upon the Civil War's outbreak. Rodenbough assembled this regimental history in 1875, drawing from his own reminiscences and those of fellow officers. Created in 1836 in response to the Seminole War, the unit saw service in Florida, Mexico, California, and on the western frontier until recalled to Washington in 1861. Then, as this book's personal accounts attest, the 2nd Cavalry fought at Bull Run, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Yellow Tavern, Trevilian Station, Winchester, and Cedar Creek.

review of 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 Rodenbough, Theophilus F., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).