This seemed like the best place to post this so here you go:
The Saturday "tactical" was the highlight of my weekend. We were sent out in front of our infantry to locate the enemy which we located about a 1/4 mile later. Myself and another trooper were slightly in front of the rest of the men and had stopped to let the rest close up when we heard talking to our front. At the time our officer sent a rider back to let the infantry know the situation. While waiting on the infantry to come to our support our officer while trying to get a clearer idea of the enemy's strength and position alarmed the 2-3 man picket that they had in front of the main body. Within a few minutes activity could be seen in the woods to our front as the enemy started to advance toward us. Their advance was slow at first and we held our position firing at them from the road. It wasn't long though before they came on in force through our rifle and shotgun fire and pushed us back even though such a maneuver WOULD HAVE come at a high price for some of them. We fought a fighting retreat for a couple hundred yards before finally meeting up with the front of the infantry column. At this time we fell back to replenish our ammo and we tried to get into some more action, dismounted, on our right flank but the infantry had swung the battle in our favor and we missed out. The planned battle was a let down after the exciting morning. We again were in advance of the infantry and moved out on our right flank. We came upon the enemy position in a mounted skirmish line only to top the hill and find the enemy's unmanned guns to our flank and the vehicles used to move them not much further away. At that time we fell back and dismounted and ended up swapping shots with a small group of infantry that supported the cannons. We did end the day charging them only to have them tighten up forcing us to each side of them preventing slaughter with our sabers. Sunday's battle left such a bad taste in my mouth from the start that I'll only tell my story to that point. Again we led the infantry out onto the field and fell out in a skirmish line only to crest a hill and find 6-7 plain clothed civilians in the middle of the dang battlefield that had gained permission to stay there and take pictures. It was disgusting.