Governor's Horse Guard

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The Governor's Horse Guard of Connecticut are a unit of the State Defense Forces. They consist of two companies.


The First Company was created in 1788 as the Independent Volunteer Troop of Horse Guards in Hartford.[1] A second company was created in 1808 in New Haven.[2] Both were created to serve and protect the governor between his travels between New Haven and Hartford.[3]


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  2. ^ pp. 4-5 Katcher, Phillip & Volstad, Ron American Civil War Armies: Volunteer Militia 1989 Osprey Publishing
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