Regiment of Cavalry
Welcome to the Ninth Virginia Cavalry web site
This is an American History site dedicated to cavalry, cavalry horses and mounted warfare of the American Civil War. It is more than just another reenacting or living history site as you can see by our site map.
We include extensive history including rare E-books related to Cavalry:
Regimental History written by R.L.T. Beale in 1865.
Rosters of the men in detail, with photos and statistics.
Congdon's Compendium - Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for cavalry.
Poinsett's Cavalry Tactics - Definitive drill manual for AOP & ANV cavalry.
Nolan's System for Training Cavalry Horses - How they trained war horses (it still works!).
Kautz's Customs of Service - For officers.
The Rebel Yell - as performed by the 9th Virginia Cavalry
Military Etiquette of the mid-19th century.
We include information on the cavalry regiment as it is reformed today:
Organization and modern membership roster.
Training schedule and maps to sites.
We include information that will help cavalry reenactors improve:
Reenactment instruction on use of the saber, pistol, and carbine.
Horse training tips to help all reenactors and their horses in a reenactment environment.
Drill information and explanation - both mounted and dismounted.
What to look for in good equipment.
We have a page relating to battlefield preservation and historic interpretation. We urge you to help these organizations save our battlefields by donating your time and money.
USE OF MATERIAL: Please use what information we have at this site if it is for the better understanding of historic cavalry, military horses, horsemanship, modern reenacting/living history or the American Civil War. We ask that you give credit to the writer and link to this page.
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