Re: [WarOf1812] Was Alfred at the Battle of Detroit?
- In a message dated 10/28/05 10:28:19 AM, lalozon@... writes:
> The Crossing and attack on Fort Detroit (Cadillac Square in ModernActualy horses are essential for the correct movement of troops, It gives
> City of Detroit) would have not really needed horses but Officers being
> Officers, they may have been on horse back ......
field officers a better view of the regiment and allows trhem to move about the
fiels quicker. In allonting horses to the army the first pick (the best horses)
went to to the Staff and infantry field offices, next to the artillery and
the cavalry last, which is why at New Orleans the 14th LD were on foot. BTW
crossing a river with a horse need not be dificult because they can SWIM! Merely
have holders in the boat hold lunge lines attached to the head collars and they
can swim along side the boat.
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