--- In civilwarwest@y..., Aurelie1999@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/31/02 2:12:14 AM, fishx111@c... writes:
> << But I would think
> that this trick would be taught in Cavalry school and be widely
> James: A class in horsemanship was added to the curriculum at West
> IIRC in Grant's second year 1840. However, cavalry tactics were
> until after the CW, meaning there was no cavalry school. It was an
> under-fire OJT classroom for developing and learning cavalry
tactics and for
> passing on the tricks of the trade.
> Connie Boone
Considering that there were no RR bridges in existence in the U.S.
until the early 1830s and that school curriculums can be notoriously
slow to change, it would not suprise me if no thought had been given
at West Point on how to cross a RR bridge on horseback even if there
had been a cavalry school at the time most of the future civil war