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42189Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Wilder's Brigade

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  • DPowell334@AOL.COM
    Oct 2, 2006
      In a message dated 10/2/2006 5:33:54 A.M. Central Standard Time, banbruner@... writes:
      I'm just wondering if they became better mounted as time went by. 
      Surely they did.

      Bill Bruner
      Bill,
       
      Yes they did. At first, they were largely mounted on locally confiscated horses and mules. By 1864, they were drawing replacement mounts from the US Army.
       
      The 39th Indiana, which was sort of associated with Wilder, eventually became the 8th Indiana Cavalry in October 1863, but Wilder's men retained their infantry designations.
       
      Dave Powell
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