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US Cavalry
The United States
United States
Cavalry, or U.S. Cavalry, was the designation of the mounted force of the United States
United States
Army from the late 18th to the early 20th century. The Cavalry branch became the Armor branch with tanks in 1950, but the term "Cavalry" such as "armored cavalry" remains in use in the U.S. Army for mounted (ground and aviation) reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) units based on their parent Combat Arms Regimental System
Combat Arms Regimental System
(CARS) regiment. Cavalry is also used in the name of the 1st Cavalry Division for heraldic/lineage/historical purposes. Some combined arms battalions (i.e., consisting of a combination of tank and mechanized infantry companies) are designated as armor formations, while others are designated as infantry organizations
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin)
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Armand's Legion
Armand's Legion
Armand's Legion
was formed on June 25, 1778 at Boston, Massachusetts[1] under the command of Colonel Charles Armand Tuffin of France, for service with the Continental Army.Contents1 From French Army to American 2 Swelling numbers 3 1st Partisan Corps 4 Disbanding 5 ReferencesFrom French Army to American[edit] Armand had previously served in the French Army, serving with the Garde de Corps or household guard to the King of France; however, he was forced to leave after injuring the King's cousin in a duel, heading on to America.[2] George Washington
George Washington
had given permission to Armand to raise a legion in 1776, but Armand did not fare so well and the Frenchman is reputed to have purchased the legion of a Swiss major.[1] Swelling numbers[edit] The legion was recruited primarily from foreign volunteers to the American Revolution
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Division (military)
A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers. Infantry
Infantry
divisions during the World Wars
World Wars
ranged between 8,000 and 30,000 in nominal strength. In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades; in turn, several divisions typically make up a corps. Historically, the division has been the default combined arms unit capable of independent operations. Smaller combined arms units, such as the American Regimental combat team (RCT) during World War II, were used when conditions favored them
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3rd Continental Light Dragoons
The 3rd Continental Light Dragoons, also known as Baylor's Horse or Lady Washington's Horse, was a mounted regiment of the Continental Army raised on January 1, 1777, at Morristown, New Jersey. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Guilford Court House. The regiment was surprised on the night of September 27, 1778, while sleeping in barns near Old Tappan, New Jersey, in close proximity to British positions. Referred to by the Continentals as the "Baylor Massacre", at least 67 men were made casualties and 70 horses killed. Among the captured was the regimental commander, Lt. Col. George Baylor, who was replaced on November 20, 1778, by Lt. Col. William Washington, transferred from the 4th Continental Light Dragoons. In 1779, while recruiting and remounting, the regiment rescued James Wilson during the "Fort Wilson Riot"
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17th Lancers
General
General
Thomas Gage Major General
General
Thomas Pelham-Clinton, 3rd Duke of Newcastle
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Battle Of White Plains
McDougall: 28 killed 126 wounded 16 captured[3] Spencer: 22 killed 24 wounded 1 missing[4] Total: 21747 killed 182 wounded 4 missing[4] Total: 233v t eRevolutionary War campaigns in New York and New Jersey 1776–1777Long Island The Turtle Staten Island
Staten Island
Peace Conference Kip's Bay Harlem Heights Pell's Point White Plains Fort Washington Fort Lee Geary Ambush Iron Works Hill Delaware crossing Trenton Assunpink Creek Princeton Forage War MillstoneThe Battle of White Plains
Battle of White Plains
was a battle in the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
fought on October 28, 1776, near White Plains, New York
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2nd Continental Light Dragoons
The 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, also known as Sheldon's Horse after Colonel Elisha Sheldon, was commissioned by the Continental Congress on December 12, 1776[1], and was first mustered at Wethersfield, Connecticut, in March 1777 for service with the Continental Army. The regiment consisted of four troops from Connecticut, one troop each largely from Massachusetts and New Jersey, and two companies of light infantry.Contents1 Military action 2 After the war 3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksMilitary action[edit] The regiment saw action at the Battle of Woodbridge, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Kingston, Battle of Schoharie, The Battle of The Flocky (site of the first cavalry charge on American soil), Battle of Paoli, Battle of Whitemarsh, Battle of Morrisania, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Germantown, and the Battle of Yorktown. The unit almost never served as a whole
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Kazimierz Pulaski
Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski of Ślepowron (Polish pronunciation: [kaˈʑimʲɛʂ puˈwaskʲi] ( listen); English: Casimir Pulaski; March 4 or March 6, 1745[1]  – October 11, 1779) was a Polish noblemanb, soldier and military commander who has been called, together with his Hungarian friend Michael Kovats
Michael Kovats
de Fabriczy, "the father of the American cavalry". Born in Warsaw
Warsaw
and following in his father's footsteps, he became interested in politics at an early age and soon became involved in the military and the revolutionary affairs in Poland (the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth). Pulaski was one of the leading military commanders for the Bar Confederation
Bar Confederation
and fought against Russian domination of the Commonwealth. When this uprising failed, he was driven into exile
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Henry Lee III
Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III (January 29, 1756 – March 25, 1818) was an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia
Governor of Virginia
and as the Virginia
Virginia
Representative to the United States
United States
Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution
American Revolution
as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry".[note 1] Lee was the father of Robert E. Lee, a Civil War-era Confederate general.Contents1 Biography1.1 Military career 1.2 Political career 1.3 Family 1.4 Later life2 In popular culture 3 Works 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksBiography[edit] Lee was born near Dumfries in the Colony of Virginia. He was the son of Col
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Lee's Legion
Lee's Legion
Lee's Legion
(also known as the 2nd Partisan Corps) was a military unit within the Continental Army
Continental Army
during the American Revolution. It primarily served in the Southern Theater of Operations, and gained a reputation for efficiency, bravery on the battlefield and ruthlessness equal to that of Tarleton's Raiders. The original unit was raised June 8, 1776, at Williamsburg, Virginia, under the command of Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee for service with the 1st Continental Light Dragoons of the Continental Army. On April 7, 1778, the Legion left the 1st CLDs and became known as Lee's Legion.[1] It included elements of both cavalry and foot, and typically was uniformed with short green woolen jackets and white linen or doeskin pants, somewhat mimicking the British Legion in appearance. The unit first saw action in September of that year, defeating a Hessian regiment in an ambush
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Charles Armand Tuffin, Marquis De La Rouerie
Charles Armand Tuffin, marquis de la Rouërie[1] (13 April 1751 – 30 January 1793), also known in the United States
United States
as "Colonel Armand", was a French cavalry officer who served under the American flag during the American War of Independence. He was promoted to brigadier general after the Battle of Yorktown. He is also known as one of the early leaders of the Breton Association (the Chouannerie) during the French Revolution.Contents1 Military career 2 American Revolution 3 French Revolution 4 Breton Association4.1 Chouannerie 4.2 La Guyomarais 4.3 End of Association5 References 6 Bibliography 7 External linksMilitary career[edit] Destined for a military career from his earliest years, his impetuous temperament soon brought him to public attention. He spent a stormy, riotous and rebellious youth, in and around the French royal court, serving as an officer in the gardes françaises
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4th Continental Light Dragoons
The 4th Continental Light Dragoons also known as Moylan's Horse was raised on January 5, 1777, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for service with the Continental Army
Continental Army
under Colonel
Colonel
Stephen Moylan. The regiment entered the history books by taking the field in captured British scarlet coats as noted in a letter from General
General
George Washington
George Washington
to Colonel
Colonel
Moylan dated May 12, 1777, in which Moylan was directed to have his uniforms dyed to avoid confusion with British dragoons
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1st Continental Light Dragoons
The 1st Continental Light Dragoons, also known as Bland's Horse, was a mounted regiment of the Continental Army
Continental Army
organized between 13 June and 10 September 1776 in Williamsburg, Virginia, from eastern and northern Virginia for service with the Continental Army. History[edit] The regiment was first authorized 8 June 1776 in the Virginia State Troops as the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th (Captain Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee) and 6th Troops of Light Horse, and on 25 June 1776 mustered as the Virginia Light Horse Regiment. It was first adopted by and then accepted into the Continental Army, designated as the 1st Continental Light Dragoons on 25 November 1776. On 31 March 1777 in General Orders, George Washington
George Washington
named promoted officers of the 1st Light Dragoons.Theodorick Bland Esqr., Major, Comdt. to be Colonel thereof. Capt. Benjamin Temple of the 2nd. Troop is appointed the Lt. Col. Capt. John Jameson of the 3rd
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Pulaski's Legion
Pulaski's Legion was raised on March 28, 1778 at Baltimore, Maryland under the command of Kazimierz Pułaski
Kazimierz Pułaski
for service with the Continental Army
Continental Army
during the American Revolutionary War. The Legion consisted of one troop of lancers, two troops of dragoons and 200 light infantry soldiers. It was one of the few cavalry regiments in the American Continental Army. The Legion would see action at the Little Egg Harbor massacre, Siege of Savannah, and the Siege of Charleston. The legion was disbanded in November 1780 and the men were merged into Armand's Legion. The legion's 1st Cavalry was commanded by Maj. Pierre-Francois Vernier during the Siege of Charleston's first bloody skirmishes.[1] References[edit]^ Buchanan, John (1997). The Road to Guilford Courthouse. New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 40
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