Smith's Company Cavalry
In 1863 a "3 months unit", Smith's Company Cavalry was formed to protect the US Mail route from Salt Lake City, Utah to Ft. Bridger Wyoming. The roster of this company contains the names of 96 men.



Smith's Company Cavalry

HISTORICAL NOTES:
    Smith's Company, Utah Cavalry was organized April 30, 1862 in response to a telegram sent to Brigham Young by Adjutant-General L. Thomas two days earlier on April 28, 1862. Their purpose was to defend the telegraph lines and mail routes. Captain Lot Smith's Company was made up of Companies A and B of the First Cavalry, Utah Militia. Smith's Company had 106 men with 23 officers, 72 privates, and 11 teamsters who also did the same work as the privates. The company was discharged August 14, 1862.

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