Title THE HORSE SOLDIER 1776-1943. THE UNITED STATES CAVALRYMAN: HIS UNIFORMS, ARMS, ACCOUTREMENTS, AND EQUIPMENT. VOLUME I. THE REVOLUTION, THE WAR OF 1812, THE EARLY FRONTIER, 1776-1850. (1, ONE)
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1980, second printing.
Seller ID 17776
195 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0806112832 Volume I of a four volume work. 11 color plates, 96 b&w drawings, cavalry bugle calls. "....covers the Revolutionary period, with a detailed accounted of the 'sires' of the Unit ed States Cavalry, the Continental Light Dragoons. Then come the War of 1812 and the formation of the United States Mounted Ranger Battalions and later the United States Dragoons. The uniforms, insignia, decorations, arms, horse equipmen t , a c c o u n t rements, and saddles are described and profusely illustrated....Appended are sections defining the nomenclature of the horse, horse equipment, and arms, as well as a roster of bugle calls....The author's color plates and meticulou sl y d et ai le d dr aw in gs, reproduced from actual uniforms and equipment and official government specification, show us the cavalryman as he actually looked, wherever he was stationed, whatever his war, wherever he was sent to be a horse soldier fo r hi s c oun try ." B ook mo derately cracked at pages 194/195 - hinge webbing is complete and holding well, slight fading at top edge of boards, 3/8" band of fading to bottom edge of boards and spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbi ng, sv era l te ars all arc huva lly tape d, heavy creasing/moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light general edge wrinkling and soft wrinkling on spine. Good/Good