Aiding American Independence: The Revolutionary War Horse


Washington sent home the 400-strong Connecticut  “light horse” before the Battle of Long Island.

Washington sent home the 400-strong Connecticut “light horse” before the Battle of Long Island.

A brief glimpse into how the horse was a critical factor in winning the American Revolution. Both sides had cavalry and both sides undervalued it. It was not until the threat of Banastre Tarleton in the Southern campaigns that cavalry action broke out at a conventional military level. In the end the Americans had better horsemanship skills than the soldiers they were fighting.

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