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Cavalry

American Cavalry from the Civil War to World War II. History. horses, gear, cavalry posts, photos or anything else pertaining both U.S and Confederate Cavalry.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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Escort Duty 2 Replies

One aspect of Cavalry duty is often ignored in favor of the more spectacular actions.  In the 1800's escort duty took up a large portion of a troops time.  You don't usually think of cavalry being a…Continue

Started by Jim Muche. Last reply by Col. Jeffrey Tasker on Wednesday.

Random Photos 15 Replies

When it wouldn't interfere with the image I added the identifying text to the photo.…Continue

Started by Jim Muche. Last reply by Jim Muche on Tuesday.

Cavalry Recruiting Posters 8 Replies

 Here's some from the Civil War.  I'll add more as I have time.…Continue

Started by Jim Muche. Last reply by Jim Muche Sep 6.

Cavalry Supply Train 12 Replies

The U.S. Army experienced a number of difficulties in establishing and protecting an efficient supply system cavalry. Normally, a trooper's horse carried a maximum of 250 lbs., including the rider.…Continue

Started by Jim Muche. Last reply by Jim Muche Sep 1.

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Comment by patrick mark pazen on July 21, 2013 at 2:50pm

Glad to see this group come along. Should be lots to talk about.

Comment by Jim Muche on July 21, 2013 at 8:19pm
I hope so. I have a special interest in this subject since my grandfather was a trooper with Troop I, 12th Cavalry Hachita New Mexico. I guess my love of horses and the fact that i always come back to work with them comes from him and my father who worked at the race track.
Comment by patrick mark pazen on July 22, 2013 at 7:30am

I've always had a fascination with the cavalry. Have made a few trips to the Little Big Horn battlefield one just about a month ago, with what went on up there is very interesting. Learning how to handle a horse and all the other things going on was quite an achievement.

Comment by Jim Muche on July 22, 2013 at 12:42pm
I've been trying to correct a spelling error and add some things but the only thing that seems to work is the comment. Any suggestions as to what is wrong. The same thing is true of my personal page.
Comment by patrick mark pazen on July 22, 2013 at 6:01pm

sorry Jim I would have to get my wife to help, Im no wizz on a puter

Comment by Jim Muche on July 25, 2013 at 10:16am
Still haven't got the problem fixed but am hopefully getting closer. Have images to post and some discussion ideas also want to send out some invites. Keep telling myself patience is a virtue.
Comment by patrick mark pazen on July 25, 2013 at 4:59pm

Yes patience is a virtue. But when it comes to computers, well they stretch the limits

Comment by Jim Muche on August 1, 2013 at 9:52am

Well things seem to be working.  Hopefully we can get some more members and see where it will lead

Comment by Jim Muche on August 1, 2013 at 7:43pm

JINE THE CAVALRY

“Jine the Cavalry,” General Jeb Stuart’s theme song, recounts some of his exploits, including his “Ride Around McClellan” in the early summer of 1862, his incursion into Pennsylvania, and his assumption of command during the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863 after both Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill were wounded. Stuart, who was said to have a fine baritone voice, sang often both on and off the field.

CHORUS: 

If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry!

Jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry!

If you want to catch the Devil, if you want to have fun,

If you want to smell Hell, jine the cavalry!

We’re the boys who went around McClellian,

Went around McClellian, went around around McClellian!

We’re the boys who went around McClellian,

Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

CHORUS

We’re the boys who crossed the Potomicum,

Crossed the Potomicum, crossed the Potomicum!

We’re the boys who crossed the Potomicum,

Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

CHORUS

Then we went into Pennsylvania,

Into Pennsylvania, into Pennsylvania!

Then we went into Pennsylvania,

Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

CHORUS

The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,

Hand around the breadium, hand around the breadium!

The big fat Dutch gals hand around the breadium,

Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

CHORUS

Ol’ Joe Hooker, won’t you come out of The Wilderness?

Come out of The Wilderness, come out of The Wilderness?

Ol’ Joe Hooker, won’t you come out of The Wilderness?

Bully boys, hey! Bully boys, ho!

CHORUS

Comment by patrick mark pazen on August 2, 2013 at 7:18am

thats great. enjoy this type of history

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