Inspired by Isaac Taylor’s service, this article addresses the history of Company K of the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry. Company K formed in 1861, when it moved to Granville County for incorporation into the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry and formal training. In December, the regiment was assigned to the District of the Pamlico, with winter quarters erected at New Bern. Following the loss of the camp at the associated battle, the regiment retreated and engaged in skirmishes at various locations throughout the state. In August, 1862, the company was sent to picket the Roanoke River. The following fall, the regiment joined the Army of Northern Virginian and fought at Fredericksburg and, later, Gettysburg. In 1864, the Company participated in the siege of Petersburg which lasted until April 1865.