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Black Horse Troop. [from the Baltimore, Md., Herald, February, 1902.] Some Reminiscences of this famous command. One of the most gallant and picturesque contingents of the Army of Northern Virginia was that famous company of cavalry known as the Black Horse Troop, which won such bright laurels for its daring exploits and the valuable aid it rendered the Confederate commanders in some of the greatest engagements of the Civil war. In many respects, it was a remarkable body of men, composed as it was of handsome, strapping, debonair Virginians, admirably horsed and equipped, in whose nature the spirit of chivalry was an abiding trait that marked the fight of their banner from the outbreak to the close of the rebellion. Recruited from the best blood among the young planters and yeomanry of the Piedmont region, as a company they were practically free lancers; courage came easy to them, and no braver band of cavaliers ever followed the plumes of Rupert or of Arthur. They wie