y cavalry who fought only mounted and with sabers.
Few of his command ever bore sabers, save some of his officers, who wore them as a badge of rank.
None of Forrest's men could use the saber.
He himself had no knowledge of its use, but he would encounter half a dozen expert sabreurs with his revolver.
General George Armstrong Custer
personal recollections of a cavalryman.
By J. H. Kidd, formerly Colonel, Sixth Michigan cavalry.
（Ionia, Mich.) sentinel Printing Co.
It was here (Hanover, Pennsylvania, June, 1863) that the brigade first saw Custer.
As the men of the Sixth, armed with their Spencer rifles, were deploying forward across the railroad into a wheat-field beyond, I heard a voice new to me, directly in rear of the portion of the line where I was, giving directions for the movement, in clear, resonant tones, and in a calm, confident manner, at once resolute and reassuring.
Looking back to see whence it came, my eyes were instantly riveted upon a figure only a few