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    I will be attending the Gettysburg Rememberance Parade Nov the 17th. I was told that we will be doing a Sabre Salute. Im dismounted cavalry and was wondering the correct way to do a sabre Salute.

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    H/T Mr Tackitt

    Pg 13 for the movements- http://books.google.com/books?id=FTJ...page&q&f=false

    H/T 1st Maine. Key is the angle of the Sabre, it is NOT like it is done currently.

    http://mainecav.org/moa/sabre/100_0530.jpg
    And
    http://mainecav.org/moa/presentsabre1.jpg
    Mike Schramm

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    If you were dismounted cavalry during the war, you were generally outfitted as infantry. No saber needed there.
    Michael Comer

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    Thank you Mike. I have been searching (with some sucess) on this, but I had not found these links, so they are very much appreciated!

    And thank you Michael: I realize that being dismounted means that I probably woud'nt have been equipped with a sabre, but our company is requesting that we (mounted and dismounted) at least have one. And that being the case, I wanted to be able to use it properly if and when the time comes. Thanks so much!

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    And rather than this turn into a post about historically correct practices over what some units tend to do despite historical precedance, and since some good links have been posted to answer the original query, I'll lock this one down to be proactive....
    Ross Lamoreaux
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