Cavalry Hat Insignia
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Below is a typical infantry hat insignia. It has two inverted crossed
sabers. Above the sabers is a number. This is the number of the cavalry
regiment. Below the crossed sabers is a letter indicating the specific
troop (comparable to a company) in the regiment. This is the hat insignia
of the 1st U.S. Cavalry, Troop G.
The 1st U.S. Cavalry, Troop. G. served in
Cuba, fighting at Las Guasimas and San
Juan Hill (where they operated near the Rough
Riders). At San Juan Hill, Troop G had two men killed and 4
wounded. The entire regiment suffered 12 killed and 47 wounded. Troop G
was commanded by Capt. Wainwright.
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Clerk of Joint Committee on Printing, The Abridgement of Message
from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress.
Vol. 3, (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899), 340-341.
Field, Ron, Spanish-American
1898. . (Washington: Brasseys Inc., 1998), 59. (This is the
source of the image).
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