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U.S. Cavalry Outpost


Skirmishers prepare to fire and advance.

You’ll learn to fire artillery under highly qualified instructors. The best gun crews will serve the guns in battle, and provide artillery fire support for the troopers during the battle reenactment.


We drill on carbines and cannons until you are ready to fight in a battle reenactment.

We serve 1870's US Army food like hardtack and chili.

A patrol heads out to find the enemy.


Contact! A skirmish line opens fire on the enemy as the battle reenactment begins.

Removing a spent primer from a cannon as the artillery prepares to support the skirmishers.

Fire!
 



“Fall in, Trooper!” It’s 1872 and you’re a new U.S. Cavalry recruit. Now step off that Red River steamboat and report to a U.S. Cavalry Regiment on the Texas plains! Load your gear onto a wagon and march up the hill to our authentic Company area. Our sergeants will assign tents, issue uniforms and equipment. The quartermaster sergeant will serve you standard army rations, including real hardtack.

After supper, the Captain begins your training. Better follow orders! Patrols have spotted the enemy, and “we’ll have a fight on our hands, sure ‘nough, in the morning!” Learn the safety procedures and drills for our cavalry carbines and our Model 1841 Mountain Howitzers. When your training is complete and you’re ready for action, we move out to engage the enemy in a reenactment of a Texas frontier battle.

We supply authentic cavalry uniforms (except boots and underwear!), cannons, carbines, equipment, safety training, powder, tents, history, and fun! SPLs and Crew leaders are issued corporal’s stripes and serve as noncommissioned officers. Staff provide all meals. Our outpost site was used in the early 1870’s by the 4th Cavalry Regiment to extend the protection of nearby Fort Richardson. Showers and Trading Post are a half mile walk from the outpost.

The Battery firing in support the troops.

We'll supply authentic cavalry uniforms (except boots and underwear!), cannons, carbines, equipment, powder, tents and fun! SPLs and Crew leaders are issued corporal's stripes and will serve as noncommissioned officers. Our outpost site was used in the early 1870's by the 4th and 10th Cavalry Regiments to extend the protection of nearby Fort Richardson.


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