“By fours, right about wheel” and a landscape lost: Loss of Hansbrough Ridge – 1863 and 2015

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working up to what Alonzo Gray called the “shock action” of cavalry when using the saber, and occasionally the revolver.  Before breaking down this shock action, as described by Gray, in more detail, allow me to pull up one of his examples… as it is timely to eventsContinue reading ““By fours, right about wheel” and a landscape lost: Loss of Hansbrough Ridge – 1863 and 2015″

Cold steel or hot lead? Saber and revolver for the cavalry in close combat

NOTE:  This post was badly edited upon first publication.  The error was due to cutting and pasting of portions for serialized postings.  I’ve revised the post to provide the desired sequencing of Gray’s conclusions instead of Whittaker’s, which were intended for the follow up post.  Sorry for the confusion caused by the clean up. GoingContinue reading “Cold steel or hot lead? Saber and revolver for the cavalry in close combat”