From everglade to canon with the second dragoons, (second United States cavalry) : an authentic account of service in Florida, Mexico, Virginia, and the Indian country, including the personal recollections of prominent officers ; with an appendix containing orders, reports and correspondence, military records, etc., etc., 1836-1875
Rodenbough, Theophilus Francis. From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons. New York : D. Van Nostrand. 1875.
Rodenbough, Theophilus Francis (1875) From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons. New York : D. Van Nostrand.
Rodenbough, Theophilus Francis, From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons. New York : D. Van Nostrand. 1875.
Theophilus Francis Rodenbough was an officer in the 2nd Dragoons and authored this work about the unit later in his life. Shortly before the outbreak of the American Civil War, Rodenbough was appointed a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons and later promoted to 1st lieutenant.
The Second Dragoons, also known as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the United States was a military unit established in the early days of the Republic which saw combat in the Second Seminole War, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War and more. In fact, this unit is one of the few that still exists today.
The 2nd Dragoons saw their first combat during the Second Seminole War. Company D drew first blood on 10 June 1836 in an engagement at Welika Pond, close to Fort Defiance, Florida. In December 1836, A, B, C, E, and I Companies arrived in South Carolina, and immediately moved south. In January 1837, the troopers were engaged by the Seminoles at Fort Mellon only two days after their arrival.
On 9 September 1837, three Dragoon companies and two companies of Florida militia surrounded and attacked a hostile village, capturing King Philip, an important chief. The 2nd Dragoons brought the fight to the hostile Seminoles, rather than wait to be ambushed inside a fort like other units did.
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Date Added: 2019-04-18