Scarce USED 1861 Civil War Patriotic Cover-2d Regiment Ohio Cavalry/Doubleday. Beautiful Patriotic Shield containing 2d Regiment OHIO Cavalry - Col.Weiss O-S-47 / Walcott L-1448. 5, 1861 Cleveland O CDS along with 3c Scott #65 black grid cancel. Addressed to Mrs Jane Bishop, Hudson, Ohio. Organized October 10, 1861, for three years service, under Colonel Charles Doubleday, it was afterwards commanded by Colonels Kautz, Nettleton and Seward.
The Regiment moved to Missouri, scouting on the borders of Kansas, and in February, 1862, drove the infamous Quantrill from Independence. In the summer it served in the Indian Territory, and in the fall joined General Blunt's campaign in Arkansas and Missouri, fighting at Pea Ridge, Carthage and other points.
It moved to Kentucky, and four companies raided East Tennessee. It joined in the pursuit of John Morgan and followed him twelve hundred miles until captured. In September the Regiment again raided East Tennessee and operated on Longstreet's flank at Knoxville, fighting continously with severe loss. In April, 1864, it was transferred to the Potomac and moved with Grant's army towards Richmond, fighting with Sheridan's Cavalry Corps around the flanks of the army.
In August it moved to the Shenandoah Valley and engaged Early, fighting at Opequan, Front Royal and Cedar Creek. In March, 1865, it joined in the pursuit of Lee and after the surrender was reviewed at Washington and mustered out September 11, 1865.The 2d Cavalry made one of the most brilliant records of any Regiment in the service. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "Scarce USED 1861 Civil War Patriotic Cover-2d Regiment Ohio Cavalry/Doubleday" is in sale since Saturday, October 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History". The seller is "mrcollectible" and is located in Monterey, California. This item can be shipped to United States.