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by Ralph Lovett
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 'H...' and 'V...' markings on WW2 German army horseshoes
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: 'H...' and 'V...' markings on WW2 German army horseshoes

Out of curiosity, what document is the illustration of the horse shoe from? May I use this illustration on my web page on German Farrer equipment?

Thanks for posting this.

R/

Ralph Lovett
by Ralph Lovett
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: M25 Armeesattel
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: M25 Armeesattel

These extra loops are on some of the M 1889 German Saddle too. The example photographed on page 179 of The German Cavalry by Herr and Nguyen shows an M89 with the two loops.
by Ralph Lovett
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: First Louisiana Cavalry
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: First Louisiana Cavalry

US_CPT_Louis_J_Taylor_Uniform_coat_2_.jpg This weekend I put together all the research I have on Captain Louis J. Taylor of the Separate Troop of Louisiana Cavalry, 42nd Division in WW1. Hope you enjoy what I have on the page but if you know more please let me know: https://www.lovettartillery.com/...
by Ralph Lovett
Sat May 23, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: First Louisiana Cavalry
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: First Louisiana Cavalry

Close, Colonel Albert E. Phillips started his military career in First Louisiana Infantry, Company L during the Spanish American War. With Captain Louis John Taylor, I have found a photo of him with his officers (1LT Roy Miller) and a sergeant that was soon to be promoted to 1LT. Once I get the rese...
by Ralph Lovett
Wed May 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Oxen in the German army - Ox Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Oxen in the German army - Ox Shoes

Certainly an interesting subject. As we talked about in an earlier email, I sure hope someone on the Military Horse Forum has more knowledge about this than me.
by Ralph Lovett
Wed May 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: First Louisiana Cavalry
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: First Louisiana Cavalry

Kurt Thanks. Yes, that was one of the bits of information I have found on him. I have also bought the book. Also, right now the Louisiana NG Museum is closed but I have been in touch with the staff working at home. They have offered to help so maybe something in the LA NG archives will be unearthed ...
by Ralph Lovett
Sun May 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: First Louisiana Cavalry
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

First Louisiana Cavalry

I am collecting 42nd Division uniform groups from the WW1 Era and have focused on 84th Brigade and other Southern NG units within the 42nd. I have recently gotten Captain Louis John Taylor's Punitive Expedition uniform. He was the commander of First Cavalry, Louisiana National Guard, and later the c...
by Ralph Lovett
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan's Dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 2165

Re: McClellan's Dilemma

In Prussian service there was the 1808 Hungarian Bochsattel that has an all wooden tree. If the cover was used it was fabric padding. This is likely the closest to the drawing in McClellan's letter. The Prussian Bochsattel 1864 evolved from the 1808 with metal cantle and pommel. When a cover was use...
by Ralph Lovett
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan's Dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 2165

Re: McClellan's Dilemma

The Hungarian Boch saddle in the illustration with McClellan's letter is quite similar to the Prussian saddle of 1864 and the Prussian saddle of 1873. These were used to some extent by German/Prussian cavalry but were much more commonly used by German/Prussian Field Artillery and Trains: https://www...
by Ralph Lovett
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Moving a few horse drawn pieces to a new building
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Moving a few horse drawn pieces to a new building

These are a few photos of the heavy guns
by Ralph Lovett
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German, Prussian Field Artillery Six Horse Team Harness and Saddles
Replies: 3
Views: 931

German, Prussian Field Artillery Six Horse Team Harness and Saddles

I have finally put together a full six horse team of saddles and harnessing for the German, Prussian Field Artillery. I have attached a few photos but for much more detail see this link: https://www.lovettartillery.com/Field%20Artillery%20Saddle%20and%20Harness.html I hope the images and information...
by Ralph Lovett
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Moving a few horse drawn pieces to a new building
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Moving a few horse drawn pieces to a new building

Last year, I got a new building for the field artillery part of the collection. The heavy artillery, naval artillery, anti-tank guns and mortars will stay in their old locations. We have been slowly remodeling and opening up this 1910s era cotton exchange building so heavy equipment can be moved in....
by Ralph Lovett
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: November 11, 1918-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: November 11, 1918-2018

Denise and I attended the 116th Infantry Regimental Muster in Staunton, VA and had a late breakfast with friends in the 116th INF Brigade on 11 NOV at 11:00. Then visited the 116th Regimental Museum in Verona, VA. Two months ago, I led the 29th Division's Staff Ride in France on the terrain taken by...
by Ralph Lovett
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The French Fourgon Wagon is US Army service
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: The French Fourgon Wagon is US Army service

A photo of the French Fourgon Wagon in French service and another of the Fourgon Wagon mle 1887 from Fort Seclin (shared from a post on the Landships Forum)
by Ralph Lovett
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The French Fourgon Wagon is US Army service
Replies: 1
Views: 733

The French Fourgon Wagon is US Army service

In WW1, many US Army units were issued with French limbers, caissons, and Fourgon wagons in place of the US M1918 Limbers and Caisson and Escort Wagons. The text from the 113th Field Artillery unit history tells this story on page 51: http://www.lovettartillery.com/US_WW1_113_&_114_FA_FR_&_U...
by Ralph Lovett
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 4241

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Joe--Thanks, I have reposted again and it looks like the link works this time. The great thing about forums like this is it prompts you to clarify your points and pull up documentation that may have been on the shelf for decades. That is the case with the US Army camouflage systems in the WW1 era. C...
by Ralph Lovett
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 4241

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

The great thing about forums like this is it prompts you to clarify your points and pull up documentation that may have been on the shelf for decades. That is the case with the US Army camouflage systems in the WW1 era. Couvi and I have had several post on this subject and it has made me want to go ...
by Ralph Lovett
Thu May 24, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 4241

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Couvi, I do not have a copy of Painting Instructions for Camouflaging of Ordnance Vehicles-0. P. No. 1867, GPO, 1918 but I might be able to find it at Library of Congress. The camouflage scheme I have used on the M1918 is the earlier Two Color pattern (colors of Green, Yellow, with White and Black s...
by Ralph Lovett
Tue May 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 4241

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Good story Couvi. I like it. This is a link for the page of original photos of the M1918 Limber and Caisson: http://www.lovettartillery.com/US_Artillery_Vehicles_Ph.html Notice that all of the wartime era photos show the limber, caisson, and gun with the two color camouflage and the 1927 photo taken...
by Ralph Lovett
Wed May 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 4241

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

The current curator --Gordon Blaker has done a great job of preserving and displaying the artillery at Fort Sill. I am aware that he took a hit about painting many of the German artillery pieces correctly in disruptive camouflage. I advised him on this and he stuck to the research. Good fellow. R/ R...