Thursday, 23 July 2009

Corps de Cavalerie

Going to do a bit on some of the obscure units of the Seven Years War in America. This one was only in existence for a short length of time but it is an interesting unit. In the UK we had this unit being reenacted for a while...I'll see if I can dig out a photo.

Group image from Company of Military Historians

From Canadian Military Heritage
The Corps de cavalerie, 1759-1760.The Corps de cavalerie was the first mounted unit formed in Canada; it existed from May 1759 to September 1760. It was formed from 200 Canadian volunteers and five French officers. The men acted as scouts or couriers for the army during the final campaigns in New France. Reconstruction by Eugene Lelièpvre. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

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