The Cavelry During the Civil War
About the Cavalry during the Civil War
Soldiering on horseback was a hard life with plenty of danger. The cavalry military role was dramatically changed by 1863 and armies were making use of their horse soldiers in more combat situations. Cavalry divisions were utilized by commanders as advance scouts as a mobile fighting force. These strategies were culminated in the largest cavalry battle of the war fought on June 9, 1863 at Brandy station, Virginia. Brandy station was the opening clash of the Gettysburg Campaign.