Following the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, the US Cavalry were called into action again with the declaration of war against Spain in 1898. In the years that followed, cavalrymen saw action in a wide variety of theaters. This title takes a close look at the formation and experiences of the average cavalryman in this fascinating period of change and development, and also considers the cavalry officer corps. Numerous developments in dress, training, equipment, weaponry and tactics are all covered here.
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Table of Contents
Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment and Training · Officers · Uniforms and Insignia · Weapons · Daily Life · Cavalrymen on Campaign and in Battle· Collections, Museums and Re-enactment · Bibliography · Colour Plate Commentaries · Index