Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons Lecture



Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment, Light Dragoons

George Washington’s Connecticut Cavalry during the American Revolution

Speaker: Eric Chandler

Sunday, November 10, 2013



Admission is Free

Donations are greatly appreciated

Mill Hill Historic Park

Town House

2 East Wall Street

Norwalk, CT


About the Lecture

Many people are unaware that one of General George Washington’s four congressionally commissioned Cavalry regiments was raised largely from Connecticut and operated extensively in Fairfield County and across Long Island Sound.  Sheldon’s Horse is credited with having played a significant part in winning the American War for Independence and a key role in the Arnold-Andre affair.  Sheldon’s Horse was the first commissioned United States Cavalry; executed the first US Cavalry charge on American soil; operated the first “pony express” as military couriers; participated in America’s first organized espionage ring; achieved victories on foot, on horseback and on water.

About Eric Chandler

Eric Chandler is a resident of Norwalk, CT. He has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974 and is a member of the recreated “Sheldon’s Horse” since 1996.  Chandler has portrayed infantry, Light Infantry, whale-boat sailor and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. He may also have been a spy. Come and find out!