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by Philip S
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920

Many years ago a girl friend and I shared our first horseback experience riding in Rock Creek Park. I was sore for days!
You can still do this:
https://rockcreekhorsecenter.com/
by Philip S
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920

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This hunt club was located on the edge of the city near Embassy Row and on P Street between Dupont Circle and Georgetown.
by Philip S
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Washington D. C. Hunt, December 4, 1920

Prior to WW2 Washington was a small southern city. FL Ave was basically the city limits with rural land beyond. Many gov workers and army officers had estates nearby and took a short commute to work. Across the Potomac River, Arlington was very rural. Generals Patton and Marshall rode horses togethe...
by Philip S
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CAMPAIGN HAT
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: CAMPAIGN HAT

On the bottom left corner the label is marked with the date 1-83.
by Philip S
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: unidentified saddle
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: unidentified saddle

A Japanese copy of a British saddle...who would have thought?
I gave the info to the owners and they now have a saddle for sale!

https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/japan ... dle-106607
by Philip S
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: unidentified saddle
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

unidentified saddle

Yesterday I was asked to identify this saddle. It looks european military but there are no markings that I could find.
by Philip S
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horsewomen, Washington D. C. December 3, 1919
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Horsewomen, Washington D. C. December 3, 1919

Prior to WWII Washington DC was a sleepy little Southern city. The city did not extend much beyond Florida Avenue to the north. Horseback riding as exercise and entertainment was quite popular amongst the upper crust. The still existing park system had an extensive network of equestrian trails. Rock...
by Philip S
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI cyclists replace horse cavalry
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: WWI cyclists replace horse cavalry

encouraging troopers to transfer to Infantry: (p 136) Maj-Gen. Friend, Commanding in Ireland, had us paraded, according to cavalry officer Edwin Alfred Godson, ..& said that the infantry at the front were hard pressed & very denuded, and as in Static Trench warfare there was no role for Cava...
by Philip S
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI cyclists replace horse cavalry
Replies: 1
Views: 474

WWI cyclists replace horse cavalry

In World War I horse cavalry was replaced in part with cyclist regiments in the British Army. The Field service regulations of 1914 stated that cyclists.. are especially suited for employment in enclosed country, where roads are good and numerous. They can traverse longer distances and move more qui...
by Philip S
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Forge-Cart
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Forge-Cart

Attached are pictures of a Traveling Forge on display in the Chickamauga Battlefield visitor's center:
by Philip S
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Union/Confederate horse brands
Replies: 14
Views: 2871

Re: Union/Confederate horse brands

Confederate brand on display at the National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA:
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by Philip S
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Chickamauga Cavalry Monuments
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Chickamauga Cavalry Monuments

The National Cemetery in Chattanooga has an impressive memorial to the Andrew's Raiders who participated in the Great Locomotive Chase of the General by the Texas. The Ohio sponsored monument is surrounded by tombstones to the executed raiders. Surprisingly, both locomotives have survived and are on...
by Philip S
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Chickamauga Cavalry Monuments
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Chickamauga Cavalry Monuments

Detail of painting in Lookout Mountain visitor's center showing MaImagej Gen Joe Hooker on his white horse and his chief of artillery Major John Reynolds.
by Philip S
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Chickamauga Cavalry Monuments
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Chickamauga Cavalry Monuments

I was in Chattanooga this past weekend. Monday I briefly toured the surrounding battlefields. I have attached pictures of Union Cavalry monuments in the Chickamauga Battlefield.
by Philip S
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remounts
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Remounts

The book "War Horse, Mounting the Cavalry with America's Finest Horses" by Phil Livingston and Ed Roberts has pedigrees of Remount bred Stallions and Mares.
by Philip S
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Correct late period McClellan field pack
Replies: 15
Views: 2100

Re: Correct late period McClellan field pack

The attached pages show a proper saddle pack prior to WWII.
"Tactics and Techniques of Cavalry, Basic" 2nd edition , produced for the Cavalry Journal by The National Service Publishing Company, Wash, DC 1931
This non governmental publication is an excellent resource.
by Philip S
Thu May 23, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Texas Ranger Saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Texas Ranger Saddle

I have attached pictures of an item in the archives of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA identified as a Texas Ranger Saddle.
by Philip S
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German saddles for the Olympic team?
Replies: 1
Views: 631

German saddles for the Olympic team?

I found a copy of the attached letter in my files. It is interesting to speculate what the saddles were for.
by Philip S
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 4234

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

An interesting discussion of the roots of the distinctive WWI camo in French Cubist art:

https://gizmodo.com/why-no-one-used-cam ... 1640792670
by Philip S
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

CW Artillery standard buckles

The Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh made a large variety of items for the army in the Civil War. The Allegheny County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall has on display a box containing the standard for Artillery buckles.
https://soldiersandsailorshall.org/