Cavalry Tactics: Evolution of drill regulations

Going back to my “archives” to a post from the old days, let me mention Captain Alonzo Gray’s “Cavalry Tactics as Illustrated by the War of the Rebellion.”  That work has flaws, particularly from the stance of military professional reading (as in he completely missed a lot of important factors which would preclude the useContinue reading “Cavalry Tactics: Evolution of drill regulations”

“Cause the pontoon bridge to be taken up”: The Bridge at Wellford’s Ford

Very likely you have seen this photograph before: This is a pontoon bridge placed over the Hazel River at Wellford’s Ford during the winter of 1864.  An excellent study of pontoon bridging, as it was done in the Civil War. And a lot of interesting characters and features in the photograph. On the north sideContinue reading ““Cause the pontoon bridge to be taken up”: The Bridge at Wellford’s Ford”