Horse Soldier, Vol. I: The Revolution, the War of 1812, the Early Frontier 1776 - 1850

By: Randy Steffen

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This is the first volume of a four-volune work. The total work represents the culmination of more than twenty years of painstaking research. It is an exhaustive delineation, in words and pictures, of every aspect of the attire and equipment of that most exciting of all United States military forces--the cavalry.

Volume I covers the Revolutionary period, with a detailed account of the "sires" of the United States Cavalry, the Continental Light Dragoons. Then come the War of 1812 and the formation of the United States Mounted Ranger Battalion, and later the United States Dragoons. The uniforms, insignia, decorations, arms, horse equipment, accoutrements, and saddles are described and profusely illustrated in 11 color plates and 96 black-and-white drawings. Appended are sections defining the nomenclature of the horse, horse equipment, and arms, as well as a roster of cavalry bugle calls.

In the work Steffen, a widely renowned military artist and historian, presents American military history from a perspective until now only superficially viewed. Historians, military specialists, and researchers will find a wealth of hard-to-find detail. The author's color plates and meticulously detailed drawings, reproduced from actual uniforms and equipment and official government specifications, show us the cavalryman as he actually looked, wherever he was stationed, whatever his war, wherever he was sent to be a horse soldier for his country.

Title: Horse Soldier, Vol. I: The Revolution, the War of 1812, the Early Frontier 1776 - 1850

Author: Randy Steffen

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $39.95

Categories: War of 1812, Frontier & Pioneer Life,

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0-8061-2392-3

ISBN Number 13: 9780806123929

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 195 pages, 12 x 9, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press

Seller ID: 123923

Description: This is the first volume of a four-volume work. The total work represents the culmination of more than twenty years of painstaking research. It is an exhaustive delineation, in words and pictures, of every aspect of the attire and equipment of that most exciting of all United States military forces-the cavalry.
Volume I covers the Revolutionary period, with a detailed account of the "sires" of the United States Cavalry, the Continental Light Dragoons. Then came the War of 1812 and the formation of the United States Mounted Ranger Battalion, and later the United States Dragoons.

Reviews
"Steffen, a horseman and an artist, analyzes the bits and pieces of gear with which the horse soldier of the period was equipped and clothed. There are 96 line drawings and nine uniform color plates, all first-class work....Highly recommended." Library Journal


"Randy Steffen’s The Horse Soldier is indeed a definitive reference. Artists, museum curators, collectors, writers, historians, and exhibit preparers concerned about the historical accuracy relative to the uniforms, arms, and equipment of the United States Cavalry will find these volumes indispensable." Colorado Magazine.


"This book is highly accurate, painstakingly done, and is representative of all of Steffen’s work. It is as nearly perfect as history permits." In Wyoming.


"Both the text and illustrations of his handsome volume are as authentic as care and intelligence can make them." Choice.