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.
Cavalry guarding pontoon bridge, Varina landing
Co G 1st Mass. Cavalry
Trooper, 12th Illinois Cavalry
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