The US Cavalry is the epithet for the United States Army forces. Before World War II they were a troop of soldiers who used to fight on horses. It has now been converted into a department of military 0rganization.
Previously, soldiers used horses as they were stronger and faster than any other animal and could carry heavier weapons at the time of war.
Till 1775 to 1942 the US Squadron existed actively but sooner after that, on practical grounds, these practices came to an end after World War II when General Jonathan Wainwright gave up his weapon to the commander of the Japanese military organizations at Corregidor.
Interesting Facts About The US Cavalry
The regiment of the US Cavalry basically existed in 12 troops. These troops were classified and stamped from A to M. Only J troop was skipped as the letter J resembles the word I according to the handwriting followed in that era.
Furthermore, the troop of The Cavalry Force was designated down in the year 1865 to 1890 to war against Indian soldiers. For combating the battle, The US Cavalry introduced more four regiments to fight. Out of these four- last two that is 9th and 10th regiments were black soldiers and after that, they were named “Buffalo Soldiers” (the name given by their enemies).
History Of 1946
In 1946, US Batallion School was introduced to train riders as well as horses but, with the shutdown of Army Remount Service, the whole program with the horses was shifted to the Agricultural Department. After that, all the horses were sold in some next years at auction.
The Squadron lost its last diplomatic and prudent horse in 1968 when it was 36 years old. This was the end of the Cavalry Horses used at War times.
7th Cavalry regiment Of The US Cavalry
The 7th Cavalry regiment of the States Squadron Unit still exists. The representation of active units is as follows:
- The 1st Squadron-stationed at Texas
- The 2nd Battalion- stationed at Texas
- The 3rd Squadron- stationed at Georgia
- The 5th Squadron- stationed at Georgia
Remount Services Of United States Cavalry
In the final years of Remount Services of the Cavalry (at the end of 1945) near about 450 to 500 stallions were in hands of the authority whereas approximately 11,000 mares gave birth to 7,230 foals, which were owned by the civilians.
The horse cavalry has an interesting rifle squad in a set of four. Each set has 1 corporal while 7 privates (out of which one executed as 2IC (Second In Command)). Each respective set of four includes a scout, rifleman, horse holder, and 2IC.
U. S. Army Vs Japanese Forces
In 1942, during the war in the Bataan Peninsula, between U. S. Army and Japanese forces, the horse cavalry charge was executed by the Squadron in Morong village by the Philippines escorts. Thenceforth, the duo- the Philippines and the American forces were compelled to bloodshed their horses for aliment.
These are some interesting facts about the Battalion and the horses that were, therefore, accounted for throughout the era. I presume and hope you enjoyed reading it!