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Re: Use of the word "trooper"
Posted by John Gross on Saturday, 4 April 2015, at 12:41 p.m., in response to Use of the word "trooper", posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Saturday, 4 April 2015, at 9:55 a.m.
The term "trooper" was commonly used during the Civil War. Here's just afew examples from the Official Records.
"the observations of the night previous were confirmed by information from a wounded trooper of the enemy, who was captured."
"I had but one trooper to four horses; all of the others were driving the cannon and wagons."
"A force on the opposite side of the river then opened a warm fire on our men, wounding 1 trooper, killing 2 horses, and wounding several."
"By the side of one of these tents a trooper dismounted and came forward to reconnoiter."
"Each trooper must have 15 pounds of forage on his horse."
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