Gents (& Ladies),
In clearing out the dark corners, I've unearthed a small stash of the Heartland House Press reprint of Patten’s Cavalry Drill & Sabre Exercise (1861). As you know, Patten’s is a condensed version of the 1841 Cavalry Tactics (aka “Poinsett’s”), the drill that the vast majority of Civil War cavalry on both sides used throughout the war. Patten’s has the distinction of being well illustrated, and it covers everything from “Instruction of Foot” through the “School of the Squadron.” This edition also includes Historical Notes by yours truly. 162 pages plus 6 pages of period advertisements (which were in the original).
BONUS: Having realized that George Patten left out some critical information, I carefully culled 47 pages of pertinent material directly from “Poinsett’s,” to include the manual of arms with the carbine. This is a very necessary companion volume to Patten’s, and provides the cavalry reenactor/interpreter everything he needs to know.
I am offering BOTH books here for $14 shipped while they last. If you don’t already have a copy, there’s no excuse now! At this price, you should pick up a few extra copies for Christmas gifts—this is one present that won’t be “re-gifted”!
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Happy trails, y'all!