Sabres in the Shenandoah: The 21st New York Cavalry, 1863-1866
The 21st New York was in the thick of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley from January 1864 to the end of the war. The regiment fought against Confederate generals, guerrillas, and partisan rangers such as John Singleton Mosby. It fought in the Battle of New Market, accompanied David Hunter on his raid to Lynchburg, opposed Jubal Early in his 1864 Maryland offensive, and engaged in countless additional skirmishes in Virginia and West Virginia. In June 1865, the 21st was transferred to the Colorado territory for guard duty along the Overland Stage Route. It was mustered out there in August 1866. Sabres in the Shenandoah provides an almost day-by-day account of the men of the regiment and their battles, skirmishes, activities, and hardships.
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Into the Shenandoah Valley
West Virginia Detachments
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19 July 21st New York 26 June 2dLt 9 Sept Alexandria Appointed Cpl Appointed Sgt April army artillery Ashby's Ferry attack Averell Berryville Blue Ridge brigade Camp Collins Captain captured cavalry CHARLES Colonel command Company H Confederate Creek Cumberland Denver Deserted detachment Diary Discharged for disability Duffie Duffie's Early's Federals ferred Fitzsimmons force ford General's Report File GEORGE Gilmor guerrillas Halltown Harpers Ferry horses Hospital Hunter Hunter's Raid Ibid infantry IstLt Ithaca JAMES JOHN Kans Leavenworth Lieutenant Lynchburg March Martinsburg morning Mosby Mosby's Rangers moved mustered N.Y. Inf night ordered Otis Owego patrol picket pike Potomac railroad rear regiment returned river road Rochester scout Service Records Shenandoah Shenandoah River Shenandoah Valley Sheridan Sigel skirmish Tibbits Tibbits's town Transferred troopers troops Troy Union cavalry valley W.Va Washington West Virginia WILLIAM Winchester wounded York Cavalry