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1st Company Governor's Horse Guards

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
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Inscription.
1778   1978
1st Company Governor's Horse Guards
Organized Militia – State of Connecticut
20 May, 1978
This memorial is dedicated to the Horse Guardsmen who have honorably served this illustrious cavalry unit since it's founding during the American Revolution.
E.H. Kandarian, Major Commandant
D.F. Manise, Captain Of Troops
Troop Officers
1st Lieutenants
W.J. Lane • J.H. Williams
2nd Lieutenants
C.L. Lyon - Adjutant • C.H. Bassett
Troopers
1st Sergeant
R.A. Matthewson
Sergeants First Class
D.L. Miller • S.A. Vasquez
Corporals
J.V. Blain • J.F. Connors • J.M. Lackner • D.L. Loveland
Privates First Class
R.L. Bertolo • G.F. Brooks • G.E. Cooley • J.A. Langlais • N.J. Lavnickevich • D.S. Matthewson • J.L. Murdock • W.I. Nowsch • N.R. Perersen • W.S. Smith • J.B.G. Trouern-Trend • J.R. Urban • R. Wegscheider
Privates
H.A. Cutris • B.P. Horan • G.K. Kertzman • T.A. Riccio • J.P. Salvatore

Member Unit – Centennial Legion Of Historical Military Commands

 
Location. 41° 48.031′ N, 72° 51.5′ W. Marker is in Avon, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Arch Road 0.1 miles east of West Avon Road, on the right when
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By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
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traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Arch Road, Avon CT 06001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charter Oak descendant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Avon Veterans Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Avon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Farmington Canal in Avon (approx. 1.6 miles away); Canton (approx. 2.5 miles away); Birthplace of Wilford Woodruff (approx. 2.6 miles away); An Industrial History of Unionville, 1780-1880 (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Avon.
 
Regarding 1st Company Governor's Horse Guards.
The 1st Company Governor's Horse Guards is the oldest continuously active mounted cavalry unit in the United States.

First chartered in 1788 as the Governor’s Independent Volunteer Troop of Horse Guards, the unit was composed of prominent Hartford men. Many were veterans of the War of Independence, who banded together to form a mounted honor guard for the Governor, and ceremonial escort to prominent visitors to Connecticut’s capital city. Through much of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Horse Guard provided a colorful and dignified escort to Governors, Presidents, military heroes
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and other dignitaries including George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Commodore Thomas McDonough, and Lafayette.

The unit came to be better known as the First Company Governor’s Horse Guard and they regularly escorted the State’s chief executive to his inaugural ceremony and parade. Early commandants included prominent businessman John Caldwell and Thomas Y. Seymour, a hero of the Revolution.
 
Also see . . .  First Company Governor's Horse Guards. (Submitted on July 14, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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