Governor's Horse Guard
The First Company was created in 1788 as the Independent Volunteer Troop of Horse Guards in Hartford. A second company was created in 1808 in New Haven. Both were created to serve and protect the governor between his travels between New Haven and Hartford.
- pp. 4-5 Katcher, Phillip & Volstad, Ron American Civil War Armies: Volunteer Militia 1989 Osprey Publishing