2nd Continental Light Dragoons of the Revolutionary War

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2nd Continental Light Dragoons of the Revolutionary War

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Elijah Churchill (1755-1841)


"The regimental colors of the Second Continental Light Dragoons have survived the ravages of war and time. Our original colors are on display at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, Connecticut. The Second Dragoons were modeled on the French cavalry units of the 1760’s. As a result a number of colors were used by the unit.

There was, in addition, to the regimental colors a series of three squadron colors — Red, Green and White, following a similar organization in the French Light Dragoons. Each squadron was the made up of two troops of horse and the regiment was made up of six troops of horse and the command staff.

Up until the early 1900’s two of the squadron colors were known to be at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Revolution in Washington D.C."[1]


  1. Colors of the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, on Website of Sheldon's Horses, aka 2nd Continental Light Dragoons Re-enactment Unit

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