Wheeler's dismounted men were not attached to his cavalry during raids. I was not as clear as I should have been. The majority of Wheeler's men were wandering the countryside looking for mounts. This was often a euphemism for going AOWL. Cavalrymen would bring in almost anything on four legs to avoid being reassigned to the infantry.This brings me to another topic that interests me, when these raids had infantry attached to them, did they pick the best and fastest marchers for the job? I remember the Stonewall brigade being called "foot cavalry." During the Napoleonic Wars I think they called they "light infantry." I imagine they had lighter weapons, lighter loads, and maybe better shoes for long walks, lol.