Definition of Horse cavalry
1. Noun. Troops trained to fight on horseback. "500 horse led the attack"
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Military Personnel, Soldiery, Troops
Member holonyms: Cavalryman, Trooper
2. Noun. An army unit mounted on horseback.
Generic synonyms: Cavalry
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Literary usage of Horse cavalry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1907)
"[November 1, 1866] BANDS of men styling themselves "Regulators," "Jayhawkers," and "Black-horse cavalry," have infested different parts of the State, ..."
2. Addresses on Government and Citizenship by Elihu Root (1916)
"A combine of this nature in New York earned for itself the expressive title of the " Black horse cavalry." This body was particularly active in state ..."
3. Johnny Reb and Billy Yank by Alexander Hunter (1904)
"THE BLACK horse cavalry. This renowned troop was organized before the war by Major John Scott, of Fauquier County, Virginia. Its members at the commencement ..."
4. The Red Book of Michigan: A Civil, Military and Biographical History by Charles Lanman (1871)
"THE "MERRILL HORSE" CAVALRY. In September, 1861, two companies of cavalry were raised respectively by Captain James B. Mason and Captain Jabez H. Rogers, ..."
5. Armor-Cavalry Regiments: Army National Guard Lineage edited by Jeffrey Lynn Pope, Leonid E. Kondratiuk (1999)
"Since there was little need for horse cavalry in France, Guard cavalry was reorganized ... This was the twilight of horse cavalry in the National Guard. ..."
6. Camp Fires of the Confederacy: A Volume of Humorous Anecdotes, Reminiscences by Benjamin La Bree (1898)
"Masked Batteries and Black horse cavalry. Not long after the first battle of Manassas I was hunting in the neighborhood of Centreville, Va., through which ..."
7. History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V.: From Its Organization, at by Thomas H. Parker (1869)
"... and hunger— Stuart's "Black Horse" cavalry—Warrenton Junction— Rest and food—Junction with Union Army at Gainesville— Manassas Plains—Severe battles. ..."