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 Posted: Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 06:16 am
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Miss Patty:

Located the document about farriers and was chagrined to note that what I had thought to be the regulation staffing for a battery didn't include a farrier, which makes my staffing list useless.

I did find, however, that the regulation Cavalry company included 79 mounted men: 56 privates, assorted NCO's and officers, and 2 farriers. Of course, a farrier is useless without a forge.

What doesn't make sense with my list is that a battery (4 to 6 guns) included as many or more horses than did a Cavalry Company -- each gun (gun, limber and caisson) might include 14 horses and/or mules. And guns and carriages had a lot of metal parts as well.

Sorry about that.


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