The Southern Cavalryman
One of the advantages of the South being an agrarian society was that being able to ride was integral to life in the heart of Dixie. As a result, the Confederacy produced some of the most talented cavalrymen, not only in America, but the entire world. With the likes of JEB Stuart, Wade Hampton, John Hunt Morgan, Joseph Wheeler, and Nathan Bedford Forrest, to name a few, Confederate horsemen for the balance of the war reeked havoc on their northern counterparts. Not until late in the war, with men and resources dwindling in the Confederacy, did the Union gain any sort of equivalency in the saddle. The designs on this page are dedicated to the skill and daring of these southern riders.