A Provost Cavalry Thread, Blue And Gray

JPK Huson 1863

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Just kidding. Had a grgrgrandfather whose company, H' , 6th US Cavalry was assigned provost for a short time, peacekeepers, general MP types serving various duties. These sound boring to me. Pleasanton was heading the cavalry at the time; he'd already swiped the 6th US Cavalry's band perhaps he also had protection in the form of his own troopers. Goodness knows he already had a lot of there officers.

Been saving a lot of cavalry images for an awfully long time. Pinterest is handy- you can find a super collection of Confederate Cavalry images, for instance, sometimes track on back to a source where there are more. These are awfully important because the Southern Cavalry as a whole really were legendary horsemen. Through 1861 and 1862 Confederate Troopers dominated this part of the war. Union leadership was in part responsible ( READ Eric Wittenberg's books, all of them! ) but the fact remains Southern horsemen really were well, horsemen. Man for man, the South knew their war machine. The North was learning.

Still- funny to think a provost cavalry thread riding provost here. Some stern and businesslike looking fellows, cannot imagine anyone arguing. Am posting just photos of cavalry troopers, names when they have been provided. More of a memorial to our troopers than anything. Yes, will make a point of posting both cavalries. If none appear first day it is only because od the way they appear in files.

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Cavalry guarding pontoon bridge, Varina landing


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Co G 1st Mass. Cavalry


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Trooper, 12th Illinois Cavalry

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JPK Huson 1863

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I know I've run into descriptions for some of these- we have members here who could identify these in the dark.

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Cavalry Camp
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Cavalry Camp


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Trooper from Lewisburg, PA ( He also belongs in the Pennsylvania thread )


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unknown trooper
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I think this is an advertisement for uniforms-

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Pennsylvania regiment, this may be part of a company of the Lancers?

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Union Trooper
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Union Trooper
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Union Trooper
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Union Trooper

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Confederate Trooper

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Confederate Trooper

 
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rhettbutler1865

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A lot of nice photos here, JPK. Thanks! And I agree-the Southern cavalry was simply outstanding! I haven't been to Chicago yet for my "past-life regression" with a reputable friend-of-a-friend, but Eric. W. even told me, after reading my story, I should look into Gilbert Jefferson Wright. I just "may" have a 'real' connection there...
 

JPK Huson 1863

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A lot of nice photos here, JPK. Thanks! And I agree-the Southern cavalry was simply outstanding! I haven't been to Chicago yet for my "past-life regression" with a reputable friend-of-a-friend, but Eric. W. even told me, after reading my story, I should look into Gilbert Jefferson Wright. I just "may" have a 'real' connection there...



Yes, of course they were,. I used to think it was Southern hype, understandably, but nope, those men knew horses ( That is a very broad statement I know, now someone will yell at me ). It made an awful lot of difference. Union getting into stride by what, I guess Brandy? Such a different branch of service. I like Naval History too just know almost nothing. Pitiful! It's been extraordinarily fortunate having access to Eric's books and the author, that was crazy, bumping into this forum around the time we were terribly stumped for more information on my grgrgrandfather. WELL. Kind of an addiction now, still know a pitiful amount.

The reason I hit ' reply ' ; where is your story? Missed it and now am fascinated too. Very weird thing was being smitten with horses as a teeny, teeny kid with no encouragement whatsoever. Did nothing else, or not much. Found out later my grandfather ran away as a 15 year old to join the last cavalry units ( his mother brought him back by the ear ), her father was Trooper George Knarr, 6th US Cavalry. He enlisted, somehow lived through all those battles ( WISH we knew his personal story at Fairfield- he was MIA for a month, turned up at muster roll one day. THAT is in a report somewhere. No idea where to begin looking! ), mustered out and enlisted for the last 3 months of the war with his brothers in the 50th PA. He just would not go home! Always, always have been intrigued on where the blazes this ' horse ' thing came from.

There isn't a cavalry forum, thought a thread a good repository for browsing.
 

rhettbutler1865

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Yes, of course they were,. I used to think it was Southern hype, understandably, but nope, those men knew horses ( That is a very broad statement I know, now someone will yell at me ). It made an awful lot of difference. Union getting into stride by what, I guess Brandy? Such a different branch of service. I like Naval History too just know almost nothing. Pitiful! It's been extraordinarily fortunate having access to Eric's books and the author, that was crazy, bumping into this forum around the time we were terribly stumped for more information on my grgrgrandfather. WELL. Kind of an addiction now, still know a pitiful amount.

The reason I hit ' reply ' ; where is your story? Missed it and now am fascinated too. Very weird thing was being smitten with horses as a teeny, teeny kid with no encouragement whatsoever. Did nothing else, or not much. Found out later my grandfather ran away as a 15 year old to join the last cavalry units ( his mother brought him back by the ear ), her father was Trooper George Knarr, 6th US Cavalry. He enlisted, somehow lived through all those battles ( WISH we knew his personal story at Fairfield- he was MIA for a month, turned up at muster roll one day. THAT is in a report somewhere. No idea where to begin looking! ), mustered out and enlisted for the last 3 months of the war with his brothers in the 50th PA. He just would not go home! Always, always have been intrigued on where the blazes this ' horse ' thing came from.

There isn't a cavalry forum, thought a thread a good repository for browsing.
JPK, many here have read my story of how when I was 8 years old, on a family vacation, when we got to Gettysburg, my recently passed mother told me I "stood up" in the front seat and said, " I've been here before, Mom..wore gray...rank-major, horse...shot..." And after 53 years now, have the exact same dream about East Cavalry Field (I'm 61). Went there last November, got sick (literally), shook, and walked exactly to the marker " CSA...Hampton's Brigade...Cobb's and Phillips's Legions." There's more, but I don't want to bore anyone. I think you get the gist-and why I'm a CW fanatic.
 

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Good photos, as always. Just want to point out that:

This isn't Confederate Cavalry, but U.S. Horse Artillery officers.
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According to LoC: "Fair Oaks, Va., vicinity. Brigade officers of the Horse Artillery commanded by Lt. Col. William Hays"

"Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. Standing, left to right: Lt. Edmund Pendleton, PLt. Alex C. M. Pennington, Capt. Henry Benson, Capt, H. M. Gibson, Lt. James E. Wilson, Capt. John C. Tidball, Lt. William N. Dennison. Seated, left to right: Capt. Horatio Gibson, Lt. Peter C. Hains, Lt. Col. William Hays, Capt. James M. Robertson, Lt. J. W. Barlow. Seated on the ground, left to right: Lt. Robert H. Chapin, Lt. Robert Clarke, A.C. Vincent."
http://www.loc.gov/item/cwp2003000077/PP/#about-this-item
 
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Yes, of course they were,. I used to think it was Southern hype, understandably, but nope, those men knew horses ( That is a very broad statement I know, now someone will yell at me ). It made an awful lot of difference. Union getting into stride by what, I guess Brandy? Such a different branch of service. I like Naval History too just know almost nothing. Pitiful! It's been extraordinarily fortunate having access to Eric's books and the author, that was crazy, bumping into this forum around the time we were terribly stumped for more information on my grgrgrandfather. WELL. Kind of an addiction now, still know a pitiful amount.

The reason I hit ' reply ' ; where is your story? Missed it and now am fascinated too. Very weird thing was being smitten with horses as a teeny, teeny kid with no encouragement whatsoever. Did nothing else, or not much. Found out later my grandfather ran away as a 15 year old to join the last cavalry units ( his mother brought him back by the ear ), her father was Trooper George Knarr, 6th US Cavalry. He enlisted, somehow lived through all those battles ( WISH we knew his personal story at Fairfield- he was MIA for a month, turned up at muster roll one day. THAT is in a report somewhere. No idea where to begin looking! ), mustered out and enlisted for the last 3 months of the war with his brothers in the 50th PA. He just would not go home! Always, always have been intrigued on where the blazes this ' horse ' thing came from.

There isn't a cavalry forum, thought a thread a good repository for browsing.

Good post Annie.....as usual you did your Homework
 
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