If the 1910 bottle is fixed to the top row of eyelets on a pistol belt opposite the holster it sits OK This was related to me by a post war cavalry man that served in the Constabulary forces in Germany as worn here
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2009 21:29:40 GMT -5 by alden405
He is also just using a web belt only. No ammo belt. Also only snaffle bit on. Its a nice shot though. I will be trying to do this next year on a borrowed horse.
He is from the singal/wire section of HQ Troop,he would have had a pistol,bolo and wire cutters (no rifle) The 112th received barely broken Australian horses so double reins was kinda tricky with the unfit horses. Note the stirrup with leather socket to hold the pogo radio carrier also repair to knee of breetches
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2009 18:41:44 GMT -5 by alden405
You also if remember have to change your medical bandage pouch
The leather socket since he was headquaters can be used for the guidons and flags. Never heard of the radio carrier.
Yes on the canteen but not regulations per scouts, so that would not happen.
The repairs was probably from begging on his knees not to be put on a green horse.
On the subject of canteens,the ww1 canteens used by 26th Cavalry coudlnt be attached directly to the belt. Photos from 41 to early 42 show Scouts and GIs sometimes attaching the bottles to suspender straps by unscrewing the cap and hanging the bottle from the chain.
below is a dismounted horse trooper with a Civil war style blanket role,this pics is from 1943 No canteen apears to be worn (trooper in the rear has a mess tin hung from his blanket roll
below is a shot of the 112th departing for the PTO Note saddle bags and Cav waterbottles,also note revolvers,a boot knife and bugles!
Like Victor said nice shots and of them departing.
What boot knife? Great eyes you have. I also noticed no ammo belts on departing guys and the one walking. Other comment on departing guys, is that they are wearing their spurs. Most unusual. No ride no spurs. Must be macho thing.
I think the guy is caring his tent and not a civil war type blanket.
On the canteen, now you are getting it. The cavalry did not have the hook type canteen pouch they had the leather strap and hook that hooked on to the saddle ring and the canteen to the first two straps of the side saddle bag.
Photo of me of my dad 1923 26th cavalry impression with canteen showing. Keep the pictures coming.
Post by roamingchad on Jun 13, 2011 11:43:44 GMT -5
Would the 26th Cavalry have been wearing M1906 suspenders or M1936 by this point? I have heard the M1906 since they had no use for the d rings on the M1936 but some photos look like the did have the later ones.
What period are we talking about? In 1943 like most of this picture show and states side the 26th Cavalry does not excist. Horse's ate and they surrendered.
The 26th had a transition in the 30's when saber went and saddle and a few other things changed. Boot's no legging's, steel helmet, not just a campaign hat, 1903 rifel to garand. Harness could have been kept with new and such.
Just to make sure the pictures you are see are not 26th and way after the surrender.
Post by insurrectomad on Jun 16, 2011 5:01:43 GMT -5
Osprey Books are not of The Bible and are sometimes wrong as the researcher or artist have failed to verify if all is correct before the publishing date. As there are even now in 2011 a few living Vets who can verify and answer these questions, I suspect it is the lack of time prior to the publishing/printing dates that cause the mistakes rather than pure laziness (I hope!)