I recently learned that my great-great-grandfather served in the 10th Tenn. Cavalry and, according to pension records (if I'm making out the handwriting correctly), was a pvt. My impression is that cavalry units were made up of officers... at least if you were riding a horse. So I hope that this thread will provide me with further info on the makeup of cavalry units and, specifically, what a pvt. would be expected to do in battle, in camp, and on the march, etc. Thanks!
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