Formed principally in upstate New York, the 15th NYVC was a late addition to the Army of the Potomac forming companies during 1863. As a part of George Armstrong Custer's division the units fought throughout the Shenandoah Valley under the command of Phil Sheridan. They were present at Five Forks, and Appomattox, and participated in the last cavalry charge of the Civil War. Col. Root, was killed at Appomattox Court House. Please take your time and browse our pages.