[Small 1931 U.S. Cavalry Photo and ALs Archive].
Handwritten letter with nine photos enclosed explaining new procedural practices and regulations for equipping mounted cavalry horses and riders.
The 2nd Cavalry and the 13th Cavalry were both involved in the testing of the saddlery and packing. The photos, which are annotated in ink, depict rider and horse with simple comments such as: “Note that the trooper’s heel goes between the scabbard and the horses” or “Proposed pack. Rear view. Trooper’s legs cannot be interfered with by rifle or saber.”
The photos are crisp and clear and the letter gives a good overview of changing regulations in the mounted cavalry in the U.S. Army, active beginning with the American Revolution.
Description: [Small 1931 U.S. Cavalry Photo and ALs Archive].
Fort Riley, Kansas. Nine black and white photographs, each 5 x 6½ inches and one quarto ALs dated July 9, 1931, 2pp. Fine condition.