Pieces of the Past
Artifacts, Documents, and Primary Sources
from Letchworth Park History


"Photo Souvenir of the Dragoon Monument"

Around the time of the dedication of the Monument to the 1st NY Dragoons, a photograph of the new monument was published along with a list of the monument committee and a brief history of the Civil War unit. It is likely that this mounted photograph served as a souvenir for the reunions that were held nearby.

The photograph, along with the original captioning, is found below. A copy of the caption follows the image.

For more information see the 1st New York Dragoons and Glimpse of the Dragoon Monument ,the Story of Camp Portage and Image 191.


1st NY Dragoons Monument

From the top of the photograph



Homer O. Holley, Warsaw, NY

E. Randolph Robinson, Fair Haven NY

Robert Rae, M.D. Portageville, NY

Col. Abram B. Lawrence, Warsaw, NY

Rufus C. Jefferson, St. Paul, Minn.

Devillo W. Harrington, M.D. Buffalo, NY

Col. A. B. Lawrence
A. Aldrich
Robert Rae, M.D.
James Thornton
E. R. Robinson
A. K. Ryno
Rufus C. Jefferson
G. A. Gearhart
C. Pettibone
Judge E. W. Hatch
H. O. Holley
M. W. Norton
W. W. Tadder
Hon. W.P. Letchworth

D. W. Harrington, Chai
rman & Treasurer


Across the bottom of the picture are three captions
with the history of the unit as follows:

  • Organized July 25, 1862 as 30th Senatorial Dist. Regt. N Y Vols.
  • Mustered Sept. 2, l862 AS 130th New York Vol. Infantry
  • converted to cavalry July 28, 1863
  • Designated Aug 11, 1863 19th NEW YORK CAVALRY
  • Designation changed Sept 10, 1863 FIRST NEW YORK DRAGOONS
  • Mustered out June 30, 1865
  • 461 Killed and Wounded
  • 131 died of disease
  • 33 died in confederate prisons
  • 130 Killed or died of wounds
  • Sustained at Todd's Tavern the heaviest loss of any cavalry Regt in any one action during the war
  • Participated in 65 battles engagements and skirmishes
  • Captured 1533 prisoners
  • 19 pieces of Artillery and 4 battle flags
  • As Infantry in 7th Army Corps As cavalry with Sheridan

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