13th New York Cavalry
"Seymour Light"

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Regiment organized at Staten Island, N.Y., by consolidation of several incomplete Cavalry organizations June 20, 1863. 6 Companies ("A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F") left State,for Washington, D.C., June 23, 1863. Companies "G" and "H" August 14, 1863, and "I," "K," "L" and "M" in winter of 1863-1864. Attached to Cavalry Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, June to December. 1863. Tyler's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Tyler's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. Cavalry Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Patrol duty in rear of Army of the Potomac, during Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign, June-July, 1863. New York Riots July 15, 1863 (Cos. "G," "H"). Duty in and covering the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until June, 1865. Action at Fairfax, Va., August 24, 1863. Operating against Moseby until October, 1863. Near Bristoe Station October 14. Chanuntily October 16. Near Lewinsville December 9. Near Vienna December 16. Fairfax Court House December 22. Scout from Vienna to Leesburg December 25-27. Scout from Vienna to Hopewell Gap December 28-31. Front Royal February 20, 1864. Scout from Vienna to Farmwell February 25-26, Scout from Vienna toward Upperville April 28-May 1. Carter's Farm May 1, Near Aldie June 11 and July 9. Mt. Zion Church, near Aldie, July 6. Scout from Falls Church July 18-21 (Detachment). Fairfax Station August 8. Blue Ridge Mountains August 10. Annandale September 3. Culpeper September 4. Near Centreville September 13. Fairfax Station September 17. Culpeper September 22. Salem and White Plains October 5-7. Moseby's Camp October 14. Union Mills October 16. Piedmont October 19. Near Fall's Church October 22. Rectorstown December 21. Lewinsville January 1, 1865. Near Broad Run February 3. Near Leesburg February 6. Near Peach Grove March 12 (Detachment). Near Dranesville March 18 (Detachment). Consolidated with 16th New York Cavalry June 23, 1865, to form 3rd Regiment Provisional Cavalry.

Regiment lost during service 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 97 Enlisted men by disease. Total 129.

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