Cavalry Hat Insignia
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Below is a typical infantry hat insignia. It has two inverted
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
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
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
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
War 1898. . (Washington: Brasseys Inc., 1998), 59. (This is the
source of the image).
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