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Old 17 Mar 17, 20:45
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Originally Posted by the Iron Duke View Post
I really need a good recommendation for a book which describes in some detail the everyday routine and work of British cavalry officers and men during the Napoleonic wars at home and on campaign. I found plenty about drill, parades, guard duty, marches, etc. But there were not marches or parades every day. What did they do on a day to day basis. What were the responsibilities of officers and men when they got up in the morning until they went to bed? Any recommendations?
I do believe that the first thing was to excercise the horses early in the morning, clean out the stables, feed and groom them then have a parade, break for something to eat. There would also be guard duty, looking after the tack, more horse excercise, feeding grooming, mid-day meal more training, drill, excercising the horse, wash down, groom, clean up bed the horses down be dismissed, out for a pint and a wad. A trained trooper would spend most of his time looking after his mount, tack and equipment and guard duty.

Parades (Not the grand formal types) were part of every day duties. It was for making sure all were present, orders, inspections, sickness etc.

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