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Talk: A Visual History of Horse Cavalry on Fort Bliss, 1849- 1943

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe St.
El Paso, TX 79901
knoedlerjm@elpasotexas.gov
(915) 212-3163

Talk: A Visual History of Horse Cavalry on Fort Bliss, 1849- 1943



Join us in celebrating Tom Lea Month with military historian, John Hamilton, and author of Blazing Skies: Air Defense Artillery on Fort Bliss. 

John Hamilton will present the history of the horse cavalry on Fort Bliss, beginning with the arrival of a small unit of mounted troops with Brevet Major Jefferson Van Horn in 1849 through the 1920's and '30's culminating with the departure of the 1st Cavalry Division to the Southwest Pacific in 1943. He will also discuss the detachments of the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen up to the Civil War, the mounted Sibley Expedition that passed through Fort Bliss on the way to New Mexico, mounted troops with the California Volunteers in 1862, cavalry operations through the Indian War period, and the transition of Fort Bliss from infantry to cavalry during the Mexican Revolution.
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