US Cavalry Outpost

“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. Click here for the 2018 camp reservation form.

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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 four Model 1841 Mountain Howitzers and Gatling Gun. 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.

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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 non-commissioned 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.

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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 non-commissioned 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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