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HISTORY

 


IMPORTANT DATES IN THE HISTORY
OF TROOP H. 1ST CAVALRY

16 April 1912 - Troop H mustered into 1st Cavalry N.Y.N.G  Lt. Ralph F. Hurst, commanding.  In July, Troop H trained at Manlius and Henry R. Allen was appointed Captain.  Captain Lincoln Andrews, later Major General U.S.A. ws detailed as cavalry instructor. 

19 June 1916 - Ordered to duty at Camp Beekman and than entrained from VanCortland Park for McAllen, Texas where they joined the regiment.  Capt. Chas. F. Tobin was in command, 1st Lt. Benjamin R. Briggs, 2nd Lt. Carl H. Locks and Capt. W.F. Seymour, Medical Officers, were troop officers.

5 March 1917 - Troop H entrained for Rochester and was mustered out of Federal Service.

16 July 1917 - Recalled to Federal Service and sent first to Owl's Head Camp at Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and then to Camp Wadsworth at Spartanburg, S.C.  Here most of the troopers were transferred to the 106th Machine Gun Battalion.  Others, with Lt. Carl Locks, went to the 102nd Supply Train and the 102nd Ammunition Train.

10 May 1918 - Shipped from Camp Stuart, VA for the European Theater where they joined the 27th Division.  Saw action on East Poperinghe Line, Vierstraat Ridge, Knoll-Guillemont Farm, Quennemont Farm, LeSelle River, Hinderburg Line, Jonc-De-Mer Ridge and other places in Belgium and France.

5 March 1919 - The 106 Machine Gun Battalion left Brest on the U.S.S. Missouri and arrived at Hoboken on 18 March.  After a rousing reception on their arrival in Rochester, the former troopers returned to civil pursuits.

24 November 1919 - Troop H was again mustered into the 1st Cavalry N.Y.N.G. Capt. Kenneth C. Townson, commanding, with Stalham S. Baker as 2nd Lt.

1 June 1921 - Due the regiment being redesignated 101st Cavalry N.Y.N.G.. Troop H was redesignated as F Troop, 101st Cavalry N.Y.N.G.

15 February 1928 - F Troop redesignated as F Troop 101st Cavalry N.Y.N.G. and was commanded by Capt. Stalham S. Baker.  Col. Kenneth C. Townson took over the newly formed Hdqtrs. Troop 121st Cavalry N.Y.N.G.

9 October 1940 - The 121st Cavalry N.Y.N.G. was disbanded and units of Hdqtrs. Troop and Troop F. 121st Cavalry became unitsof the 209th Coast Artillery (AA) Regt., N.Y.N.G., Col. Kenneth C. Townson commanding.  After a year of training at Camp Stewart, GA, the 209th was sent to the E.T.O. and saw long and praiseworthy service in World War II.

 

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