1st Battalion, Delaware Cavalry (Union)

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Brief History

Was organized at Wilmington, Delaware, January 20, 1863 and mustered out June 30, 1865.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Red Lion Mounted Guards
  • Delaware Light Dragoons
  • Four companies raised by Napoleon B. Knight, of Dover.
  • Purnell Cavalry - Served and mustered out in Wilmington

Other Sources