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Thought I would start a list of books of interest to 2d Dragoon history nuts like myself. Feel free to add any you know of.

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FROM EVERGLADE TO CANYON WITH THE SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY

By 2d Cavalry Civil War Medal of Honor recipient Theophilus F. Rodenbough

A history of the 2d Regiment of Dragoons/2d US Cavalry Regiment through the regiment's first 40 years, 1836-1876.

First photo is the modern day paperback version. Second photo is the original 1876 publication.

TO UTAH WITH THE DRAGOONS AND GLIMPSES OF LIFE IN ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA 1858-1859

From writings by an unidentified 2d Dragoon recruit known only as "Utah", edited by Harold D. Langley.

During 1858-59, numerous letters were sent to newspapers by an unidentified author known only as "Utah", describing his enlistment and subsequent marches with the 2d Dragoons as the column enters the Mormon Campaign in Utah. To this day the identity of "Utah" remains unknown despite extensive research by the editor and others.

Dave, How does one open this book?

Wish I could do that for ya Rick, but it's copyright infringement. Going to have to find the book somewhere and buy it. I've found these and many more on the internet, mostly on eBay or one of the online book stores.

ON TIME FOR DISASTER - THE RESCUE OF CUSTER'S COMMAND

By Edward J. McClernand, who served in the 2d Cavalry from 1870-1901.

Modern reprint of the original "With The Indian And The Buffalo In Montana 1870-78", McClernand recounts his time with the 2d Cavalry's Montana Battalion in the 1870's, including the Big Horn Campaign that cost General Custer and the 7th Cavalry so dearly.

THE ADVENTURES OF MOCCASIN JOE - THE TRUE LIFE STORY OF SGT. GEORGE S. HOWARD

By Susan C. Reneau from the diary of George Howard

In 1861 at the age of 11 George Howard used his brother's birth date to enlist in the Army as a bugler boy, spending three years in the Army with the last year, 1863, spent in a hospital with an unknown disease. Later in 1872 he enlisted in the 2d Cavalry and served several years with Company E in Montana during the Big Horn and Sioux Expeditions.

Hey there Dapple Dave,

Is the Tactics book, different than the one you showed me a while back???

Never mind, I got off my lazy rear, and went and found the piece paper you wrote the ISBN # on;

2nd 100 year History ISBN 0-9673777-0-6

Heck that's been like 3-4 years now, I went to Barnes & Noble, they looked for 2 days, then called and said,

they had found a used copy in AZ, for 55+shipping, I did not have it!!! Bummer.

Was that for the original or the paperback? There was an original on eBay last week for $70 but nobody bid on it. I thought about it but figured it would go higher and I really couldn't afford the $70 to begin with.

Dave, Some of the books I have in my possesion, FROM EVERGLADE TO CANYON WITH THE SECOND UNITED STATES CAVALRY, the book i'm reading now; FORGOTTON PEACEKEEPERS by John Capone " The story of the United States Constabulary in Germany, F TROOP THE REAL ONE by Trooper James V Morrison, one of the last of the horse troopers, GHOST SOLDIERS by Hampton Sides, stories of the 2nd Cav under GEn. G  Patton, and somewhere in my collection THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL NORMAN SWATRZKOFF, the 2nd Cav is mentioned fighting with him in the Desert Storm conflict. All excellent reading !

Sigmund,

Where did you find F TROOP THE REAL ONE? I bought a copy years ago and donated it to the museum and have never seen another copy.

Never heard of GHOST SOLDIERS by Hampton Sides. Gonna have to put that on my wish list.

Sigmund,

Found a copy of "F Troop The Real One". Cost me $40 but I figured I better jump on it.

By the way, if I remember correctly, the one I donated to the museum was signed by the author!

WHERE A HUNDRED SOLDIERS WERE KILLED - THE STRUGGLE FOR THE POWDER RIVER COUNTRY IN 1866 AND THE MAKING OF THE FETTERMAN MYTH

By John H. Monnett

Dozens of 2d Dragoons were among the soldiers massacred by the Sioux this day in 1866. It was the worst Indian massacre suffered by the Army in US history until overshadowed by Little Big Horn 10 years later.

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7th Colonel of the Regiment John P. Hatch

26 June 1881 - 9 January 1886

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2d DRAGOONS

This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.

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Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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