What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
CWO 3 Squadron Property Book Officer
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1982 - 1984
Tell us a little about your cav days.
To begin, I was not a happy camper, when my assignments officer informed that I would be going to a CAV Squadron. I had just completed the FIRST Quartermaster Warrant Officer Advance Course. My last assignment, was Property Book Officer for the Lightning BDE at Fort Knox. But,when I think back about the 13 assignment, I had during my career, 1st Squadon stands out. I had the privilege of serving with some of the best Officers in the Army, I also, we had some the finest young soldiers in the Army. Looking back, I am very proud to have served in 1st Squadon 2nd ACR.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am retired. My last job was Assistant Director US Dept. of Labor VETS in the Columbus, OH office. Prior to that, I was a Disabled Veterans Out Reach Sp. for the State of Ohio. Currently I volunteer with ESGR.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Cpt. Stephen Ponder
Cpt. John Martin
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REED, James; enlisted: December 8, 1866, New York, New York, by Capt. Gordon; born: New York, New York; age: 21 yrs; occupation: farmer; hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8½”; Company K, 2d Cavalry; deserted: July 27, 1867.
It appears you come from a long line of 2d Dragoon/2d Cavalry Reed's. I've found 13 so far besides you and Col. Charles H. Reed, and I'm only up to 1866, including an Edward Reed who died during the war with Mexico.
REED, Alexander; 2nd enlistment: October 27, 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, by Capt. Starr; born: Ireland; age: 22 yrs; occupation: laborer; grey eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’5¾”; Company B, 2d Cavalry; Company A, 1st Artillery; and Invalid Company; discharged: June 21, 1864 September 4, 1864, Fort Independence, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, expiration of service; rank: private; [balance of enlistment, transferred from Company G, 5th New Jersey Volunteers].
REED, Chauncey H.; 2nd enlistment: November 27, 1848, New York, by Maj. Kearny; born: Oswego, New York; age: 25 yrs; occupation: soldier; blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; deserted: December 12, 1849; [Dragoons, February to June 1848, a war man].
REED, Cyrus; enlisted: December 30, 1862, Washington, D.C., by Capt. Starr; [no personal information listed]; Company G, 2d Cavalry; discharged: December 5, 1865, Camp Russell, Virginia, per instructions from Adjutant General’s Office 1864; rank: sergeant.
*REED, Daniel; enlisted: January 13, 1837, New York, by Capt. Tompkins; born: Cow Bay, New York; age: 29 yrs; occupation: shoemaker; blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”; Company C, 2d Dragoons; deserted: January 25, 1837; apprehended: February 7, 1837; discharged: January 13, 1840, Camp R. Gamble, Middle Florida, expiration of service; rank: private; [re-enlisted August 13, 1840].
*REED, Daniel; 2nd enlistment: August 13, 1840, Fort Heileman, by Lieut. Asheton; born: Cow Bay, New York; age: 31 yrs; occupation: soldier; blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”; 2d Dragoons; deserted: August 15, 1840.
REED, Edward; enlisted: November 11, 1844, New Orleans, by Lieut. Saunders; born: Portland, Maine; age: 22 yrs; occupation: coachman; grey eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7½”; Companies F and B, 2d Dragoons; died February 17, 1848, Puebla, Mexico; rank: private.
REED, Harris; enlisted: August 26, 1836, Warrenton, by Lieut. May; born: Jefferson, Virginia; age: 34 yrs; occupation: laborer; hazel eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, 5’9¾”; Company A, 2d Dragoons; discharged: July 13, 1838, Fort Heileman, Florida, disability; rank: private.
REED, Henry H.; enlisted: December 29, 1844, Winchester, by Lieut. Shiras; born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania; age: 22 yrs; occupation: machinist; blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”; Batteries F and G, 4th Artillery and Company A, 2d Dragoons; discharged: May 12, 1848, Jalapa, Mexico, certificate of pension; rank: private.
REED, Mortimer H.; enlisted: April 12, 1860, New York, New York, by Capt. Gibbs; born: Jeffersonville, New York; age: 29 yrs; occupation: steward; blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’5½”; Company E, 2d Dragoons; deserted: March 11, 1862.
REED, Robert S.; enlisted: February 27, 1865, New York City, by Capt. Paulding; born: Edinburgh, Scotland; age: 38 yrs; occupation: merchant; hazel eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’8½”; Company K, 2d Cavalry; dropped February 27, 1868, Fort D. A. Russell, Dakota Territory, expiration of service; rank: private.
REED, Samuel; enlisted: September 23, 1865, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by Lieut. McGregor; born: Bedford, Pennsylvania; age: 28 yrs; occupation: cordwainer; brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’4¼”; Company D, 2d Cavalry; discharged: January 19, 1867, Fort Lyon, Colorado, Territory, disability; rank: saddler.
REED, William; enlisted: August 1, 1866, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, by Capt. Merrill; born: Penfield, New Jersey; age: 20 yrs; occupati
Welcome aboard Eddie. Good to see another Ohio boy here. I was in the 1st Sqdn 72-74. I'm over here near Athens. Glad to hear you do a lot of work with Vets. We do quite a bit with the Vets over here. Tojours Pret