Ribbon printed on yellow silk in commemoration of the 3rd annual reunion of the 2nd New Jersey Cavalry, held in Elizabeth, New Jersey on February 22, 1893. The ribbon measures 4 ¾” by 2” and remains in very good condition.
The 2nd New Jersey Cavalry Regiment was organized at Camp Parker in Trenton, New Jersey and mustered in on August 13, 1863, under the command of Colonel Joseph Kargé. The regiment was attached to Stoneman's Cavalry Division, XXII Corps, Department of Washington, to December 1863. District of Columbus, Kentucky, 6th Division, XVI Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to December 1863. Waring's Cavalry Brigade, XVI Corps, to January 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, XVII Corps, to June 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, District of West Tennessee, to November 1864. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to December 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to February 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to April 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Department of the Gulf, to May 1865. Department of the Mississippi to November 1865. The 2nd New Jersey Cavalry mustered out November 1, 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. It had participated in the battles of Okolona, Brice’s Crossroads, Egypt Station, Spanish Fort, and Fort Blakely. The regiment lost a total of 241 men during service; 3 officers and 48 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded; 190 enlisted men died of disease.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: VET 282 / SOLD