Cavalry vs. Infantry in the Frontier Army

Ever wonder what the difference was between a cavalry trooper and an infantry soldier in the army of the 1870s?

Besides the cavalry trooper gets to ride his horse while the infantry soldier walks everywhere.

I’ll cover the differences at the next campfire chat at Fort Seward at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Seward grounds. If it is too hot, we’ll meet in the air conditioned comfort of the Interpretive Center.

Discussion will include differences in equipment, requirements and the typical life of the soldier.

The event is free and open to the public.

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