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12th brigade 1st Hussar 3rd July action advanced guard Alessandria Allies Army Corps attack Austrian Austrian cavalry battalion batteries battle battle-field Bistritz bivouac Bredow Bujanovics campaign captured cavalry brigade cavalry Corps cavalry division charge close Colonel column command cross Cuirassiers Custoza Desaix detached Dragoons Dresden Eastward Emperor enemy enemy's escort fight fire Flavigny followed force formed forward French cavalry French cavalry Corps French infantry front galloped GARCIA HERNANDEZ Giildengossa Gossa ground guns hill Horse artillery horsemen Hussars Italian Kellerman killed King's German Legion Lancers Lannes left flank Lonlay Lord Wellington loss marched Marengo Marmont Mars-la-Tour miles Montbrun Mounted Infantry moved Murat Napoleon North numbers officers outposts Pleisse position Prince prisoners Prussian Pulz ranks rear reconnoitring Redern retired retreat Rezonville right flank river road rode sabres sent skirmishers slopes soldiers South square Staff Tobitschau troops Victor Villafranca village Villers-en-Cauchies Vionville Wachau wood wounded yards
Page 237 - How absurd is the training of our dragoons! When mounted they are taught that no infantry can resist the impetuosity of their charges; when drilling on foot they are taught to consider themselves invulnerable against cavalry. It is from these causes they are despised by both horse and foot.
Page 35 - ... the First World War, one late Victorian soldier, Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood, was still warning the nation of 'remarkable instances of brain power being handicapped by want of horsemanship'. Horsemanship was all important and, 'we have one incalculable advantage which no other nation possesses in that our officers are able to hunt and than which, combined with study, there is during peace no better practice.
Page 12 - This remarkable action of the two Light " Dragoon squadrons, encouraged by their brave " officers, who, despising the greatness of the " danger and the multitude of the enemy, gave to " this astonishing affair an essential decision.
Page xi - Tableau de la campagne d'automne de 1813 en Allemagne. Par un officier russe. Paris, 1817. 8. ÎBom Dfcerjkn SButtutlin. SI. îD^aitojfafyîSanileffiSfi)'« Senfœurbigfeiten an« bem S«lbr juge »cm 3aí)te 1813.
Page ii - This is to be accounted for, so far as our cavalry is concerned, by the fact that though it had many opportunities of achieving success in the Peninsular War, yet the leading of its commanders, being more indicative of courageous hearts than of well-stored minds, was often barren of results.
Page 24 - Viso (Vesulus) southward, on the south by the Mediterranean, and on the east by the river Macra. It was a country almost entirely mountainous; for spurs from the Alps and Apennines occupy the whole tract between the mountain-ranges and the river Po, as far down as long. 9°. Liguria...
Page 238 - The cavalry soldier should never be dismounted to fight if you expect him to ride over masses of infantry, and that he should be educated to believe that nothing can withstand a well-executed cavalry charge.