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alue of the dual armament of saber and rifle. The cavalry particularly distinguished itself in General Wayne's campaign of 1794 against the Northwestern Indians, and again under Harrison in the historic battle of Tippecanoe, November 7, 1811. At the battle of the Thames, October 5, 1813, a decisive charge made by a regiment of Kentucky cavalry against a large force of British and Indians was successful, resulting in the defeat of the enemy and death of the famous chieftain, Tecumseh. General Jackson's campaigns (1813-14) against the Creek Indians were marked by effective work on the part of the mounted volunteers. In 1833, Congress reorganized the regular cavalry by creating one regiment, followed in 1836 by another, called respectively, the First and Second United States Dragoons. The First Dragoons were sent to the Southwest to watch the Pawnees and Comanches. On this expedition, it was accompanied by Catlin, the artist, who made many of his Indian sketches then. These regi
alry in the district then commanded by Colonel T. J. Jackson. When General Joseph E. Johnston reliown as the affair at Falling Waters, in which Jackson, with three hundred and eighty infantry and oun by the Federals. In the afternoon, General T. J. Jackson's brigade, while fully occupied in frofashion, August, 1862, quite unconscious that Jackson with Stuart's cavalry, was cutting in betweenope had foiled the attempt. It was not until Jackson left Early's brigade in an exposed position are efforts to turn his right. Two days later Jackson, with twenty thousand men, marched around theand along the Rappahannock, between Stonewall Jackson and Lee, stood the tents of another host whic as the day wore on. The train Stonewall Jackson and Stuart stopped at Bristoe The train Stoneral Richard Taylor, and held in check until Jackson, starting his wagon trains off before him, haing to do. A few miles south of Harrisonburg, Jackson turned toward Port Republic, encountered Frem[17 more...]
whereabouts. The Confederate defender of Vicksburg was obliged to send out expeditions in all directions to try to intercept him. This was one of the numerous instances where a small body of cavalry interfered with the movements of a much larger force. It was Van Dorn, the Confederate cavalryman, who had upset Grant's calculations four months before. Meanwhile Grierson had continued his raid with less than one thousand horsemen, breaking the Southern Mississippi, and the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern railroads. Near Newton the raiders burned several bridges, and destroyed engines and cars loaded with commissary stores, guns, and ammunition; at Hazelhurst, cars and ammunition; and at Brookhaven, the railroad depot and cars. Having no cavalry available to watch Grierson's movements, the Confederates were kept in a state of excitement and alarm. Rumors exaggerated his numbers, and he was reported in many different places at the same time. Several brigades of Confe
ch man existed, and that the feats accredited to Ashby's rangers were in reality the work of many different partisan bands. His habit of striking at different and widely divergent points in rapid succession went far toward substantiating this rumor. He would fall upon an isolated wagon-train at dawn, and by twilight of the same day would strike a Federal Camp thirty miles or more away. But Ashby was a real character, a daring soldier, a superb horseman, and the righthand man of Stonewall Jackson. Careless of the additional danger, he customarily rode a beautiful white horse. After he was captured by the First Michigan cavalry, it was due to the courage and splendid jumping ability of this animal that he was able to make good his escape. Ashby met his death in a Valley cavalry skirmish at Harrisonburg on June 6, 1862, crying to his troopers in his last words: Charge, men! For God's sake, charge! of the war, Mosby's raiders were a constant menace to the Union troops, and the m
3, not long after the terrible tragedy of General Jackson's death, was destroyed in the great Richmt and decisive in their effect. At nightfall Jackson mounted Fancy for the last time, and rode outken for foes and fired upon by their own men. Jackson reeled from the saddle into the arms of Captaorse died of extreme old age, in 1884. General Jackson's horses General Thomas J. ( Stonewall ) Jackson, the great Southern leader, had his favorite battle charger, which at the beginning of tabout eleven years old. On May 9, 1861, while Jackson was in command of the garrison at Harper's Feof the bullet-swept battlefields and was with Jackson when that officer fell before the volley of hampaign through the Shenandoah, in 1862, when Jackson An aide of General Grant A photograph o the veteran battle charger died, admirers of Jackson sent the carcass to a taxidermist and the galeekness before they were through with Lee and Jackson. To such an extent had overwork and disease [1 more...]