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"CHEROKEE BRAVES" CAVALRY PAGE

For more information please e-mail me at JReb20th@aol.com Cpl. Robert H. Milner at your service.

Welcome to the Legion's cavalry page!

As of 6/21/98, Thomas' North Carolina Legion has reactivated the cavalry branch of her organization. At this time we are accepting any interested person(s) who wish to do dismounted cavalry. Mounted persons wishing to join the Legion with their mount need to contact the Commanding Officer and inform him of their intent. All members of this branch are expected to know the full infantry drill as set down by Hardee's and are expected to be proficient in all aspects of infantry tactics and have full uniforms and equipments for such. We wil provide the training needed for dismounted cavalry. For those who wish to join, Welcome to the Legion!

Equipments List

7 BUTTON CAROLINA DEPOT JACKET WITH NC STARBURST BUTTONS AND
CAVALRY YELLOW TRIM. (MUST BE SPECIAL ORDERED). 7 BUTTON, CAVALRY
YELLOW TRIM SHELL JACKET IN MEDIUM GREY IS ACCEPTABLE IF AUTHORIZED.

TROUSERS- CS MOUNTED PATTERN, SKY BLUE KERSEY, MULE EAR POCKETS OPTIONAL

KEPI- CS MEDIUM GREY WITH CROSSED SABERS AND CO. LETTER "H" OR SLOUCH
HAT GREY OR BLACK ENLISTED WITH YELLOW WOOL CORD AND CROSSED SABERS 
AND CO. LETTER "H"

SPURS-ENLISTED MAN'S PATTERN WITH BLACK ROLLER BUCKLES.

SABRE-1860 LIGHT CAVALRY SABER OR 1840'S DRAGOON "WRISTBREAKER" WITH
SCABBARD AND ENLISTED MAN'S WRISTSTRAP.

SABERBELT-US ENLISTED SABERBELT WITH CROSSSTRAP, HANGERS, AND HANGING
HOOK. CS, OR NC PLATE. US EAGLE SABRE BELT ACCEPTABLE IF BOUGHT 
BEFORE JOINING UNIT.

CAP POUCH-STATE MILITA PATTERN BLACK W/WOOL. TWO NEEDED 1 FOR PISTOL
1 FOR CARBINE.

CARBINE CARTRIDGE BOX- US ISSUE BLACK

PISTOL CARTRIDGE BOX- US ISSUE BLACK

PISTOL- ANY EARLY 1860'S TYPE W/RIGHT HIP BUTT FORWARD HOLSTER IN US
ISSUE BLACK. NO US OR CS ON FLAP.

CARBINE-SHARPS, SMITH, OR OTHER CAVALRY "NON REPEATING" CARBINES WITH
SLIDE BAR AND SADDLE RING. NO SPENCERS OR HENRY'S!

CARBINE SLING-US PATTERN BLACK WITH SNAP SWIVEL.

GAUNTLETS- ENLISTED MAN'S IN CREAM-COLORED LEATHER.

MOUNTED GREATCOAT- SKY BLUE OR MEDIUM GREY.

HORSE TACK IS VERY OPTIONAL FOR THOSE WHO WOULD WISH TO BE ABLE
TO DO A MOUNTED IMPRESSION IN THE FUTURE. THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED
ARE ADVISED TO PURCHASE EITHER A FULLY-EQUIPPED M-1858 MCCLELLAN
WITH BLUED S-BIT BRIDLE OR A DRAGOON GRIMSLEY WITH FULL EQUIPMENTS
AND EITHER AN S-BIT BRIDLE OR DRAGOON DOUBLE-REIN BRIDLE. THIS IS
AGAIN A VERY OPTIONAL PURCHASE FOR THE LEGION'S DISMOUNTED CAVALRY
MEMBERS AND IS NOT REQUIRED! 


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