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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. 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.


Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor’s_Horse_Guard