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Details Colonel commanding Brigade being wounded in the neck & shoulder! Field & Staff Muster Roll

He was one of only four men who rose from private to major general during the Civil War!

Field & Staff Muster Roll for the 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, detailing the Colonel who commanded the Brigade being wounded in the neck & shoulder!
The Record of Events section is filled out with a report of Colonel Chrysler's wounding
"...The Reg has been continually Picketing scouting raiding and skirmishing In a skirmish at the Atchafalaya River on the 27th day of July Col. M. H. Chrysler then commending the 4th Cav. Brigade was severely wounded in the neck and right shoulder which disabled him for present duty and obliged him to go home to recover from the wound."

Signed boldly twice by the Lt. Colonel. In very fine condition with wear as shown in the photos.

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When the American Civil War began in 1861, Chrysler chose to support the Union cause. He entered federal service as a private for a company which later joined the 30th New York Infantry. He was appointed captain of the 30th New York on June 1, 1861. He became major on March 11, 1862; lieutenant colonel on August 30, 1863; and colonel of a regiment of cavalry on December 13, 1863.
Chrysler served in the Peninsula Campaign, the Second Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Antietam, and the Battle of Chancellorsville. He and the regiment were mustered out after the battle of Chancellorsville because their term of service was expired. He was instantly granted the authority to reorganize the discharged men into a cavalry regiment. In fifty-five days, he raised the 2nd New York veteran cavalry, which consisted of 1,176 men. He and his regiment were briefly stationed at Washington during the winter of 186364, before they were sent to New Orleans, Louisiana, to join the Department of the Gulf. Chrysler's regiment participated in the Red River Campaign, and led a brigade of cavalry as the advance guard of Lawler's Division to secure a crossing on the Atchafalaya River used by Confederate forces to threaten the union camp at Morganza, Louisiana. They did their remaining service in the lower South. Chrysler commanded a brigade in Thomas John Lucas's division during the final campaign against Mobile in 1865. Chrysler was appointed a brevet major general on March 13, 1865. He was one of only four men who rose from private to major general during the Civil War. He became military governor of the District of Northern Alabama for a short period of time before he was mustered out in 1866