2nd Light Dragoon Regiment

Dragoons | 2nd Light Dragoon Regiment


Organized December 1777 and January 1778 at Wethersfield, CT and Middlebrook, NJ, 4 Troops CT, Troop MA, and 1 Troop from NJ.

Entered Valley Forge with 140 assigned 135 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge same month.

Previous engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia

Field Officers

  • Colonel Elisha Sheldon
  • Lt. Colonel Samuel Blogden
  • Major Benjamin Talmadge

Company Commanders

  • Captain Epnphras Bull
  • Captain Nathaniel Crafts
  • Captain Thomas Y. Seymour
  • Captain John Shethar
  • Captain John Webb

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster Benjamin Woodruff
  • Quartermaster Horace Seymore
  • Paymaster William Stanton
  • Surgeon’s Mate Joseph Loring
  • Surgeon’s Mate David Mumford