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2nd Colorado Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in Civil War.

2nd Colorado Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in Civil War.

matthews (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2004 9:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am currently looking for information on the Second Colorado Cavalry Volunteer Regiment that my grgrgrandfather was in during the Civil War. His name was William H. Mathews and he enlisted in George's Gulch and stayed with the unit during the rest of the war. For one thing where is George's Gulch and any other information would be appreciated. Thanks

Re: 2nd Colorado Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in Civil War.

Posted: 9 Nov 2004 6:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Suggest you start your research by visiting the Colorado State Archives online pages. You will find rosters of volunteers and a short history of each regiments service.

The Colorado Volunteer's history is at http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/civwar/civilwar.ht...

Lee

Re: George's Gulch, Colorado

Posted: 9 Nov 2004 9:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Georges Gulch as a place name or mining camp didn't make it onto any of the Colorado maps of the Civil War Colorado Territory period that we have found in our research for our Colorado Places listing at http://www.rootsweb.com/~coyuma/city/index.html

There are at least two Georges Gulches on the modern map as area names, one in Routt County and the other in Larimer County. If one of these is correct for your gg gfather, it is most likely the one just southwest of the old Virgina Dale stage station in Larimer County.

Lee Zion

Re: 2nd Colorado Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in Civil War.

matthews (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2004 10:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lee thanks for the information,

Re: George's Gulch, Colorado

matthews (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2004 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lee, I have got his service record and it said he was a miner before he enlisted. Would the one in Larimer County be open for mines. After he enlisted they went to Fort Lyons and later to Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. I don't know if many people realize this, but Jesse James once said that the soldiers from Colorado were crazy and would look for a fight no matter how much they were outnumbered. It was in one of my western magazines. I really felt honored that my ancestor was in such a group.

Re: George's Gulch, Colorado

matthews (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2004 11:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just went to the web site you recommendedand I found something else, On three places on his record George's Gulch was mentioned, but at one other time it is listed as Georgia's Gulch and I was wondering if this could have been it. As there is a Georgia Gulch mentioned in Summit County.

Re: Georgia Gulch

Posted: 9 Nov 2004 11:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Might well be. Today Georgia Gulch is simply a valley with a tributary of the Swan River. It is about six miles east of Breckenridge in Summit County.

Starting about 1860 the same Georgia Gulch was the site of a gold mining camp that became known as Parkville. Parkville had a peak population of about 10,000 before it died in the 1870s.

Re: George's Gulch, Colorado

Posted: 8 Jun 2009 12:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Howdy, I would be interested more in your relative.
Please contact me.
There is also a historian collecting info on the 2nd colo

I am finishing my work on John Liver Eating johnston who was a member of
the second.
www.johnlivereatingjohnston.com or dormannelson@sbcglobal.net

Thanks, dorman

Re: 2nd Colorado Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in Civil War.

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 5:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have some information about the 2nd Colorado Cavalry. My great-grandfather, George Ashworth, volunteered and served I have his military record, joining October 4, 1862 in Central City, CO and was mustered out on September 23, 1865 at Fort Levanwoth,KS.

Also have other supporting information.

Re: 2nd Colorado Cavalry Volunteer Regiment in Civil War.

Posted: 7 Jul 2011 11:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Did you find any material at the Colorado State Archives?

Bryce
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