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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 4:17 p.m. PST

"Recruits for a regiment of cavalry were concentrated at Fort Riley, Kansas, in August, 1866. The work of organization was inaugurated by Major John W. Davidson, 2d Cavalry, on the 10th September, and completed by Colonel Smith, on the 22d December. The new regiment was first designated in orders as the "Eighth Cavalry," but the figure eight subsequently gave place to the cabalistic number—seven.

Andrew J. Smith, a veteran of the Mexican War, who had been a distinguished cavalry leader in the Army of the West during the Civil War, was promoted colonel of the new regiment.

The first lieutenant colonel was that picturesque cavalryman, George A. Custer, who had been one of Sheridan's most trusted division commanders…"
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42flanker18 Oct 2020 4:38 a.m. PST

Um….when was this written?

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 5:16 a.m. PST


The link at the top and bottom of the page returns to the title page. The text is a chapter in The Army of the US Historical Sketches of Staff and Line with Portraits of Generals-in-Chief,.


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