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Sylvanus Budd
Corporal Sylvanus Budd
Company B, 3rd Colorado Territorial Infantry
Company I,  2nd Colorado Territorial Cavalry
Died 1910; ~ 75 years of age.

Sylvanus Budd enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Company B of the 3rd Colorado Territorial Infantry regiment on 26 November 1862. He served 10 months in the 3rd Colorado Territorial Infantry regiment, 26 Nov 1862 to 01 Oct 1863.

Sylvanus Budd transferred to Company I of the 2nd Colorado Territorial Cavalry regiment on 01 Oct 1863. The 2nd Colorado Territorial Cavalry was formed by consolidation of the 2nd and 3rd Colorado Territorial Infantry regiments. He served nearly 24 months in the 2nd Colorado Territorial Cavalry regiment, 01 Oct 1863 to 23 Sept 1865.

While Sylvanus Budd was in service, the 3rd Colorado Territorial Infantry regiment served in Missouri and the District of the Frontier.

While Sylvanus Budd was in service, the 2nd Colorado Territorial Cavalry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Byramís Ford [Big Blue River], Mo., 22-23 Oct 1864
  • Westport, Mo., 23 Oct 1864
  • Newtonia, Mo., 28 Oct 1864

    Further to the service of the 2nd Colorado Territorial Cavalry regiment, from regimental history of in The Union Army, Volume 4, page 451:

    The regiment joined in the pursuit of the defeated and demoralized army of Gen. Price until it retreated across the Arkansas into Texas, and then returned to headquarters at Fort Leavenworth.
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    During the remainder of the war, and until its final muster out at Fort Leavenworth, Sept. 23, 1865, the regiment was stationed by detachments at Forts Riley, Zarah, Ellsworth, Larned, and other posts, actively employed in holding the numerous bands of hostile Indians in subjection and in escort and scouting duty.

    Among its numerous skirmishes with Indians during this period may be mentioned Point of Rocks, Fort Larned and Cow Creek. The 2nd Col. established for itself a record of which it may well be proud. It was renowned for its bravery and dash, in which respects it was excelled by few, if any, regiments in the service. Like the 1st cavalry, its members were of exceptionally fine physique and were capable of great endurance.



    Sources
  • CVGR, Colorado Veterans' Grave Registrations, 1862-1949, cards available at the
        Colorado State Archive, Denver, CO.
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • US NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • US NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories

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