What is cavalry?

  • (noun): Troops trained to fight on horseback.
    Synonyms: horse cavalry, horse
    See also — Additional definitions below


Cavalry (from French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback. Cavalry were historically the third oldest (after infantry and chariotry) and the most mobile of the combat arms. A soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations such as cavalryman, horseman or trooper.

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65th Cavalry Division (United States) - Organization
... Headquarters Headquarters Troop 1st Brigade 317th Cavalry Regiment 318th Cavalry Regiment 2nd Brigade 319th Cavalry Regiment 320th Cavalry Regiment 865th Field Artillery Regiment 465th Tank Company 65th ...
Some Contemporary Horse Cavalrymen
... Brazil Ataìde Barcelos Pereira, Regimento Osorio France Didier Courrèges, Cadre Noir Italy Giulio Serafini, COMFOD 1 USA Edwin Ramsey, 26th Cavalry regiment. ...
Lucius Junius Brutus - Consulship and Death
... Valerius led the infantry, and Brutus led the cavalry ... Aruns, the king's son, led the Etruscan cavalry ... The cavalry first joined battle and Aruns, having spied from afar the lictors, and thereby recognising the presence of a consul, soon saw that Brutus was in command of the cavalry ...
6th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
... The 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War ...
8th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
... The 8th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry was an cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War ...

More definitions of "cavalry":

  • (noun): A highly mobile army unit.

Famous quotes containing the word cavalry:

    To fight aloud is very brave,
    But gallanter I know,
    Who charge within the bosom
    The Cavalry of Woe.
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)