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Small Body of Cavalry is Indispensable

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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Date July 2, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Hamilton affirms his commitment to raising and equipping one cavalry troop as the best means of experimenting with various types of cavalry tactics.
Document Format Autograph Draft Document
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton;
Related Places New York;
Keywords raising, mounting, and equipping of one of the six additional troops of horse; service of the cavalry; even in Europe ideas about the formation and tactics of that species of troops [cavalry] appear to be less well settled; experiment of the different principles; good system adapted to the geographical circumstances; small body of cavalry is indispensable; ;
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