2nd California Cavalry Company F
Company "F" of the 2nd California Cavalry, recreates and honors the
original Company raised in the Sacramento area and known as "The Sacramento
Rangers". We are registered with the U.S. Cavalry Association's Reenactors
Registry as an established cavalry reenactment unit.The original Company, after
training at Camp Alert in San Francisco, which was located on the ground now enclosed
by Mission, Folsom, Twenty-forth, and Twenty-sixth Streets, then known as the
Pioneer Race Track, was sent to Camp Union, Sacramento in
area where the Sacramento Zoo is now located. Their duties included protection
of immigrants settling in California, protection of overland shipments of gold
coming out of California and heading East to support the War effort, protection
of communication lines, etc. Their stations included Camp Union, Camp Bidwell
in Butte County, Fort Crook in Shasta County, Ione Valley, Goose Lake and
others with expeditions into Nevada and Central California, before mustering out
in March, 1866..
All horse equipments, tack, uniforms and arms are of the Civil War period, usually
reproduction, and their training is from the 1861 Cavalry Tactics Manual
by Brig. Gen. Phillip St. George Cooke, 2nd U.S. Cavalry.
The new Company "F" is available to perform authentic cavalry maneuvers and drill
including "Running At The Heads", a saber and pistol exercise, for horse shows,
rodeos, or other events. They schedule rides and overnight expeditions in uniform
including visiting actual stations of the original Company. The Company is a member
of the Butte County Historical Society, in the heart of the historical area of
the original Company, and the US Cavalry Association at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
Be a part of it
and "Jine The Cavalry"!