Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical Society. Joe Richeaud, "Buckskin Joe" was the son of a French trapper and a Souix woman. He was with General Custer at the Battle of the Wichiteau in 1868 and at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876.
Last to Surrender: believed to be the last Confederate war photo. Standing L to R: David French Boyd, Maj of Engineers; D. C. Proctor, First Louisiana Engineers; unidentified; William Freret. Seated: Richard M. Venable; H. T. Douglas, Col. of Engineers; and Octave Hopkins, 1st LA Engineers.
Geronimo as a younger man. A deadly warrior. Elsewhere called the greatest cavalry soldier to ever live. Ten thousand united warriors and repeating rifles and the history of the USA would have had a very different outcome.
Confederate First Sergeant... Union cavalry surrounded a lone Confederate soldier who had no horse and whose clothes were dirty and tattered. A Union officer said to him that it was obvious that he had no wealth and not the means to own slaves. The officer asked: “Why are you fighting this war?” The Confederate answered: “Because you are here.”
John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916), nicknamed the "Gray Ghost", was a Confederate Army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. His command, the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning quick raids.
During WW2 the US continued fielding horse cavalry units and practice training.The last horse Army cavalry charge took place against Japanese forces during fighting in Bataan in the village of Morong on 16 Jan 1942, by the 26th Cavalry Regiment of the Philippine Scouts.The 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop of the 10th Mountain Division,while not designated as U.S. Cavalry, conducted the last horse-mounted charge of any Army organization whilst engaged in Austria in 1945.
William Matthews was so enthusiastic about the new First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry in 1862 that he was one of the first to volunteer. Matthews’ enthusiasm spread and he convinced a number of exslaves to enlist in the regiment. The Leavenworth businessman soon was appointed captain, the highest ranking African American officer in the regiment. He is probably wearing two pistols because if captured, he would be executed immediately.
Little Big Man was at Battle of Little Bighorn , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876 Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law.
Rain In The Face. At the Battle of Little Big Horn, he was alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer. According to legend, he was fulfilling a vow of vengeance. He thought Captain Tom Custer had unjustly imprisoned him in 1874 for the murder of Dr. John Honsinger. Some accounts claim that he had personally killed George Custer as well, but a number of similar claims have been attributed to other warriors. Late in his life, he denied killing George Custer or mutilating Tom Custer.
This is an Oneida Indian who is allied with the patriots during the Saratoga campaign. Records show General Gates had them issued red woolen caps (to differentiate them from British allied Native Americans) . Some (including Stockbridge Tribe) were also issued new muskets (almost certainly French) , shot bags ,powder horns and a few with cartridgeboxes. Artist: Don Troiani