46546Re: [civilwarwest] Mounted Riflemen / 3RD US Cavalry
- Nov 5, 2009Shawn,
The Mounted Riflemen/3rd Cavalry were indeed an interesting group. The
URL below gives some information about their Civil War experience. The
Colonel of the 90th Illinois had been a Rifleman in New Mexico before
Patricia B. Swan
"Chicago's Irish Legion: the 90th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War"
by James B. Swan
> I am a Civil War reinactor in the Pacific Northwest that is looking on
> starting a new unit in my club. The unit that I am looking at was
> formed in the late 1840s as the Mounted Riflemen. They started out
> building forts along the Oregon Trail and were sent to fight in the
> Mexican War. I know that when the Civil War started they were
> redesignated as the 3RD US Cavalry and helped drive the confederates
> back into texas and spent most of the war in Tenesse.
> I have been realy impressed with the knowledge of the people in this
> group and was hoping that I could get some people to share some
> information on the unit. Any thing would be extreamly helpful.
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