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 Posted: Fri Jan 26th, 2007 12:06 pm
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Right, ole,

Who wants to fight at the length of a saber when you can shoot it out at a distance?

At the last two reenactments of the Battle of Cedar Creek (Oct 1864), the cavalry fight was close to the spectators' area.  They were boot-to-boot, saber-to-saber, horses, men, flashing blades, boy, was that spectacular.  The horses knew what to do and what not to do.  Even though the soldiers weren't trying to hurt each other, there still was the danger of getting tangled or thrown, or the horse going down.

Thinking back again to the armored knights, they also put armor on their horses.  Their huge horses.  Good grief.


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