Historic Markers Across South Carolina

102nd Cavalry

Marker ID: SCHM 
Location: Jackson Blvd., Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


Formed 1890 as the Essex Troop of Lt. Cavalry; mustered into the N.J. National Guard in 1893. After World War I service, became 102nd Cav. in 1921. Reorganized 1940 as 102nd Cav. (Horse- Mechanized); mobilized for active duty in World War II and trained here 1941-42. Saw more than 300 days of combat in France, North Africa, Italy, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.

Erected by the Essex Troop, 2001


Explore more:
Unit History - 102nd Cavalry Group-During World War II
Old Newark Military - History of the Essex Troop