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dependence, Charlie May and Phil Kearny of the Mexican War, and those old-time dragoons and Indian fighters, Harney and Cooke. Before the Revolution of 1776, the colonists were generally armed with, and proficient in the use of, the rifle — of long barrel and generous bore — and familiarity with the broken and wooded surface of the country made them formidable opponents of the British from the start, who both in tactical methods and armament were very inferior to the American patriots. Fortescue, an English writer, records the fact that at the time of the Lexington fight there was not a rifle in the whole of the British army, whereas there were plenty in the, hands of the Americans, who understood perfectly how to use them. In the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee, bodies of horsemen, similarly armed, were readily formed, who, if ignorant of cavalry maneuvers, yet with little preparation became the finest mounted infantry the world has ever seen; distinguishing themselves in