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Quotes of cavalry

  1. If the regulars are to be put together, I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders. – John Buford
  2. It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry and by their activity and courage generally prove victors. – Giraldus Cambrensis
  3. There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry – George Armstrong Custer
  4. In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine -gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry – Philip Gibbs
  5. We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre. – Dick Gregory
  6. By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800, 000 men- infantry, artillery, and cavalry – James Monroe
  7. There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove. – Zebulon Pike
  8. Of course no one thought of anything except of attacking the enemy. It lies in the instinct of every German to rush at the enemy wherever he meets him, particularly if he meets hostile cavalry – Manfred von Richthofen
  9. It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse. – Adlai Stevenson

Usage examples for cavalry

  1. And as yet only our Constantine's heavy cavalry have come to the assistance of the two legions of the garrison." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. There were also present two infantry and three cavalry companies belonging to Virginia. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  3. Whether there was really some image left upon my mind of India, or my father in a cocked hat, looking very grand on a horse, or whether these were a child's idea of what a cavalry officer's daughter must have seen, I cannot tell. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  4. There's a whole company of Cornfed cavalry after 'em. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  5. It had been too late to call back the cavalry – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  6. I'll do that; but tell the leftenant there is a cavalry force comin' down the road, and I reckon it's the first platoon of our company. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  7. Now our cavalry advanced, we made an opening and let them through to gallop on the enemy. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  8. Here they all dismounted, except a small body, which acted as cavalry – A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James
  9. " Never mind, Alan," she said, from the other side of the horse, " it's the cavalry I guess they've come after me." – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  10. De Yankees an' Wheeler's Cavalry took everything dey wanted, meat, chickens, an' stock. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  11. A large white cavalry cloak covered the body. – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  12. If there is really any danger, the sooner the cavalry get here the better. – The Red Mustang by William O. Stoddard
  13. And there was the good- natured cavalry lieutenant who said the Germans had found a way to keep their prisoners in training. – The Log of a Noncombatant by Horace Green
  14. The General had been wounded and captured during a cavalry fight. – Two Little Confederates by Thomas Nelson Page
  15. Noon arrived, but no cavalry – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  16. So, too, did several of the officers of the cavalry – The Deserter by Charles King
  17. Of these Massachusetts had a cavalry force seven hundred strong. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  18. They as much exceeded our cavalry in enterprise as they had advantage over it in knowledge of the country and in assistance from its population. – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge
  19. The military administration must be withdrawn to that fortress, the British cavalry being sent home. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. Devin's Sixth New York Cavalry which surprised the pickets at that place. – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge