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02-10-2006, 02:09 PM
1st Maine Cavalry (http://mainecav.org) is one of the oldest active reenacting organizations in the hobby.
Since 1959 the unit has represented Maine's cavalrymen, and Federal cavalry in general, from Alabama to Vietnam with an emphisis on history, dignity, and comraderie.
That tradition continues into the future in a close knit organization that is always seeking to improve itself by learning and putting that knowledge to practical use.

If you're interested in a military oriented unit and want to escape the baggage and carnival trappings of family oriented reenacting; if knocking sabres together in the middle of a soccer field just doesn't look or feel like cavalry to you; if you want to live history by covering miles doing the job of cavalry - then take a look at us; we may be what you've been looking for.

Come see what we're about: http://mainecav.org

12-22-2006, 10:28 AM

04-26-2009, 02:27 PM
If you have an itch to do cavalry, live out of the saddle, ride 20 or more miles in a weekend, without cots, tents, coolers, chairs, grates, women, kids, cork-guns, and funnel cake - visit the 1st Maine Cavalry (http://mainecav.org)!

Now in our 51st year!

04-28-2009, 03:17 PM
is that a real horse ???????

Tom Craig
04-28-2009, 04:21 PM
is that a real horse ???????

A better question is "Are you a real human?"

Tom Craig

10-19-2009, 10:55 AM
It rained lightly, off-and-on, Friday night and Saturday dawned cool and wet at the camp of the 1st Maine near Philomont Virginia.

First call sounded at 6 o'clock and we gathered our gear and our wits to muster for roll-call.
Water and grain the horses, get some breakfast, then boots-and-saddles. Soon we were engaging the Confederate cavalry in a nearly constant series of charges and skirmishing from Beaverdam Creek to beyond Unison.

Sunday morning we broke camp just west of Unison and found ourselves crossing sabres with the Confederates again from Beverdamn Creek west of town to Welborne Manor, and on as far as Pantherskin Creek, almost to Goose Creek!

Having pushed 7 miles ahead, fighting nearing the whole way, 1st Maine turned and marched back to Philomont.

This is how we spent the weekend of October 9-11th, 2009 in the beautiful rolling country of Loudon County Virginia. Living out of the saddle; no coolers, furniture, cook grates, A tents, trailers, children, women in the ranks, or funnel cake.

Just hard riding and hard fighting on the actual ground Pleasonton and Stuart contested in the Fall of 1862.

Will you be with us next year?

Sam Harrelson
10-19-2009, 06:22 PM
i need to learn how to ride. all those unison events are always pretty fun when i was doing infantry but it seems like the cav are the ones who have a blast.

11-06-2009, 12:07 AM
Folks that are thinking about doing a cavalry impression need to be fully aware that your mount comes first,you feed , water and groom him before you eveb think about yourself, same holds true after a ride and or at the end of the day. Portraying a trooper as well as horse ownership its a lot of work but in my humble opinion its so rewarding and well worth it!
John Rogers

11-10-2009, 02:07 AM
Sooo what's Nick Duvall looking at? lol.

11-10-2009, 12:04 PM
His horse was giving him problems, back-firing and no pick up. He's watching the RPMs.

04-24-2010, 08:41 AM

We will be riding our usual "season starting shake-down" at Neshaminy this year. If you're there, do come by and say hello.

05-05-2011, 02:01 PM
And 1st Maine is ready!

05-05-2011, 03:40 PM
That is one good looking bunch. Nice job guys.

05-07-2011, 09:08 AM
And 1st Maine is ready!

I must say, you all look prettier than at RTM!

05-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Thats awesome, would love to do cav someday. Saw you at Neshaminy, one of your boys got bucked off on saturday, Hope he's o.k.

The Egyptian Homeguard
05-11-2011, 07:07 PM
Ah the joys of horses eating dirt at least once... If you haven't then you've not been riding long or you should really thank your guardian angel.

05-13-2011, 05:19 PM
Thats awesome, would love to do cav someday. Saw you at Neshaminy, one of your boys got bucked off on saturday, Hope he's o.k.

One got off, got stepped on, and the horse took off - I wasn't aware of any one getting tossed off. His foot was sore, but nothing broken.

02-24-2012, 02:47 PM
At the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 is the note: "Don't forget to order your new Mayan calendar for 2013!"

Join us - we're gonna be so busy in 2012 we won't even notice the end of the world.

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Pantherskin Creek 2011