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t an erstwhile dragoon) had only to mobilize the cavalry companies of the militia scattered through the seceding States, and muster, arm, and equip the thousands of young horsemen, each bringing his own horse and eager to serve the Confederacy. The trials of many of the newly recruited organizations, until the beginning of the third year of the war, are illustrated in the following extract from a typical regimental history: History of the Tenth New York cavalry. (Preston, N. Y.) Captain Vanderbilt describes in graphic terms his first experience in escort duty (December 10, 1862): Please remember that my company had been mustered into the service only about six weeks before, and had received horses less than a Volunteers at drill: a New York regiment It was New York State that furnished the first volunteer cavalry regiment to the Union--Autumn, 1861. The fleet horsemen of the Confederacy soon taught the North the need of improving that arm of the service. But it requi