The 15th New York Cavalry
Formed principally in upstate New York,
the 15th NYVC was a late addition to the Army of the Potomac forming companies
during 1863. As a part of George Armstrong Custer's division the units
fought throughout the Shenandoah Valley under the command of Phil
Sheridan. They were present at Five Forks, and Appomattox, and
participated in the last cavalry charge of the Civil War. Col. Root,
was killed at Appomattox Court House. Please take your time and
browse our pages. Of interest should be the 15th Regimental History
detailing their history in depth and the 15th's part in the Civil
War. In addition spend some time visiting our reenacting pages. A
short description follows. I hope you enjoy your stay and please return
again to visit.
The Historic 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry
In 1993, after 130 years, the 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry was
reactivated in order to preserve Civil War History. Today the unit participates
in numerous events, ranging from parades, living history demonstrations at
schools and parks, to major Civil War reenactments. The 15th cavalry practices
both mounted and dismounted drills monthly throughout the year. Currently we
have made a home at Hill-Hold Museum in Campbell Hall, New York.
Please review our web pages, and feel free to comment. We are always interested
in new recruits, and those simply interested in the Civil War, and the history
of the 15th. "The Red Neck Ties"
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