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Cavalry in the Wilderness: Cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War

Book Review: Cavalry in the Wilderness: Cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War by Stephen L.... The post Cavalry in the Wilderness: Cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Revolutionary War...

This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the Battle of Saratoga

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews emeritus professor and JAR contributor Dean Snow on his research into the Continental and militia cavalry... The post This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the...

This Week on Dispatches: Joseph Wroblewski on the Queen’s Rangers during the British Occupation of Philadelphia

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews educator and JAR contributor Joseph Wroblewski on the operations of the Queen’s Rangers during the British occupation of... The post This Week on Dispatches: Joseph Wroblewski...

A memorial for the present age

Title: A memorial for the present age, and information to posterity, of the loyalty, patriotic zeal, and spirited exertions of the citizens of Bristol: being an account of the cause, rise, progress, and military improvement of the volunteers of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2019

Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero

Serving on George Washington’s staff were many talented young men, including some who became famous later. Alexander Hamilton served on the staff ably for... The post Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero appeared first on Journal of the American...

Maréchal de Châtillon's army, may-june 1639

Here are two very interesting states of the Army of Picardy, under command of the Marechal de Châtillon, in may and june 1639.These two states are interesting because they supplement each other. The second one enlighten on the part of the cavalry which...
From: De Rohan à Turenne on 17 Apr 2014

Infantry vs. Cavalry

Throughout the War for American Independence, infantry reigned as the primary martial arm of the conflict. Their principle weapon was the smoothbore musket, followed with the bayonet. A musket had an effective range of approximately eighty yards –...

Cavalry: Swords before Pistols

“…the sword is the most destructive and almost only necessary weapon a dragoon carries.”[1] So wrote Major Richard Call of the 3d Light Dragoons to Governor Thomas Jefferson in March of 1781.  At first glance it may seem odd that a light horseman...

Bernard von Saxe-Weimar cavalry, july 1635

Liste de la cavalerie du Duc Bernard de Saxe Weimar, le 12 juillet 1635.(Source : Gazette extraordinaire n°102 du 26 juillet 1635)Ayant été le 12 de ce mois compté plus de huit mille chevaux effectifs du Duc de Weimar, en voici la liste que le Vicomte...
From: De Rohan à Turenne on 10 Mar 2013

Hay is for horses, and other early modern wisdom

That old ‘hey is for horses’ line is pretty old: Jonathan Swift used it in A complete collection of genteel and ingenious conversation from 1738. More generally, the number of equine metaphors are indicative of how important horses have been...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 29 Sep 2012

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