Red River Campaign – Yellow Bayou – Expedition from Barrancas to Marianna – Expedition up Blackwater Bay – Expedition from Barrancas to Pine Barren Creek – Expedition to Pollard, Ala. – Bluff Springs – Steele’s march to Mobile – Muddy Creek – assault and capture of Fort Blakely
While these mostly obscure names and actions, along with so many even less frequently known raids and scouting assignments, would carry special meaning to the Maine Cavalrymen, the regimental infirmary would leave an even more indelible mark as 334 of 989 who left Maine would die of disease.
Pearce as he appeared in
Tobie’s regimental history as a
1st Maine Cavalry
Sergt. F. W. Pearce Co. A 2 Me. Cav.
Saddle & Equipment Issue Book
Co. A 2nd Maine Cavalry
Sgt. Frank Pearce’s issue McClellan Mod. 1859 saddle and
Lt. Col. Joseph Twitchell’s leather bound notation of
equipment issue to members of Co. A 2nd Maine Cavalry.
A relatively common private purchase before the advent of issue
dog tags this silver identification ring identifies the wearer as
F. W. PEARCE CO. A 2 ME. CAV.