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Welcome to the Second Cavalry Association

The Second Cavalry Association is a private organization of individuals who have served with the Second Cavalry Regiment. It stands today as the first and oldest veterans organization established around a particular unit. The Association’s Mission is three fold; preserve and share our history, support our veterans, and to support our regiment whenever the need arises. Find out more …

Membership

Become a member of the 2d Cavalry Association for free! Membership includes a free subscription to the Thoroughbred newsletter.

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Donations

Your donations help us to support members of the Second Cavalry family, preserve our unit’s history and other worthy endeavors.

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Reunions

The 2021 reunion will be at Ft. Benning. We will dedicate a  memorial to the history of the Regiment and to those who served and died as Cavalry Troopers.

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Support the Second Cavalry Association

You can
make a difference.

If you would like to make a donation to the Second Cavalry Association, there are several options available.
The Always Ready Troop supports the general operations of the Association.
The Dragoon Troop helps to maintain our unit history.
The 1836 Society is an endowment to preserve the history and heritage of the Regiment.
Fiddlers Green is for those who would like to consider the Association in the their estate planning.

Recent News

2021 Reunion Information

The 2021 Reunion will be held Oct 21-24 in Atlanta and will include a trip to Ft. Benning to dedicate a Memorial to the Regiment’s fallen.   The trip to Ft Benning’s Patton Park will be on Friday Oct 22, 2021. The ceremony will begin at 11 am, with a reception/lunch to follow in the Infantry Museum. Please contact Tim White to confirm your attendance, or ask any questions, at twhite@johnsonandwhite.com or 717-475-6406.

The statue to the right will be the centerpiece of our Memorial and it will honor all our fallen since 1836.

Please save the date and plan to join your fellow Troopers of the  2d Cavalry Association for our Reunion and  the Memorial dedication, October 21-24, 2021
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The history of the US Second Cavalry

The Second Dragoons are the oldest mounted regiment on continuous active service in the U.S. Army. From its formation in 1836 to fight in the Second Seminole War, to its numerous deployments to the Middle East, the Regiment has distinguished itself in major campaigns: the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, both world wars, and the Persian Gulf War. Along the way members of the Regiment served gallantly in action, and 20 were awarded Medals of Honor.

2nd Cavalry Association Reunions

The Second Cavalry Association 2019 Reunion was held in Kansas City Missouri and was a rousing success. We were supported by a color guard from the Fourth Cavalry, and honored to host several members of our Regiment who traveled from Vilseck. In attendance was the RDCO, RCSM and the Regimental NCO and Trooper of the year.

The 2021 reunion will be at Ft. Benning where we will dedicate an lasting and encompassing memorial to the history of the Regiment and to those who served and died as Cavalry Troopers.