quote by George Armstrong Custer

There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.

— George Armstrong Custer

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We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.


Custer is said to have boasted that he could ride through the entire Sioux Nation with his Seventh Cavalry, and he was half right. He got half-way through.

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By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men - infantry, artillery, and cavalry.

Altogether, Cavalry operations are exceedingly difficult, knowledge of the country is absolutely necessary, and ability to comprehend the situation at a glance, and an audacious spirit, are everything.

Who better than an Irishman can understand the Indians, while still being stirred by tales of the US cavalry?


It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.

Suppose someone sits down where you are sitting right now and announces to me that he is Napoleon Bonaparte. The last thing I want to do with him is to get involved in a technical discussion of cavalry tactics at the Battle of Austerlitz. If I do that, I'm getting tacitly drawn into the game that he is Napoleon Bonaparte.

Without cavalry, battles are without result.

A little caution outflanks a large cavalry.

A horse must be a bit mad to be a good cavalry mount, and its rider must be completely so.


A perfect writer would make words sing, dance, kiss, do the male and female act, bear children, weep, bleed, rage, stab, steal, fire cannon, steer ships, sack cities, charge with cavalry or infantry, or do anything that man or woman or the natural powers can do.

You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry aint coming.

The only true rule for cavalry is to follow the enemy as long as he retreats.

No one can stop you from doing exactly what you want to do.

If you can accept that the cavalry won't come, and if you can be the cavalry, it gives you a chance to be happy.

Cavalry is useful before, during, and after the battle.


If the regulars are to be put together, I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders.

Charges of cavalry are equally useful at the beginning, the middle and the end of a battle. They should be made always, if possible, on the flanks of the infantry, especially when the latter is engaged in front.

Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of everything.

Our world leaders ... need our help. They need the cavalry, and the cavalry's not going to come from Mars; it's got to come from us.

The first time we did cavalry charge I was so breathless with excitement I nearly fell off the horse. I actually saw stars in front of my eyes and thought I was going to faint. The second time I had a bit more control but was still giddy with excitement. And the third time I was an emotional wreck. I had to really try hard not to cry.


[Romans] never made any improvements on the cavalry.

And amazingly, when you read the sources, they couldn't make it because stirrups were not known in Europe. For hundreds of years, the Romans couldn't make a cavalry which proved to be extremely effective.

It is the business of cavalry to follow up the victory, and to prevent the beaten army from rallying.

Let me make sure I have this straight.

The cavalry just now rode into town and it's a Czech Gypsy porn-star zombie killer. Have I got that right?

The man who could withstand, with his fellow-men in single line, a charge of cavalry may lose all command of himself on the occurrence of a fire in his own house, because of some homely reminiscence unknown to the observing bystander.

Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defence, but depends on the sabre.


Knights are cavalry, bishops are archers, rooks are cannons and queens are wizards.

African cavalry mounted on rhinos or hippos would have made mincemeat of European cavalry mounted on horses. But it couldnt happen.

To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe.

Galton's eccentric, sceptical, observing, flashing, cavalry-leader type of mind led him eventually to become the founder of the most important, significant and, I would add, genuine branch of sociology which exists, namely eugenics.

You can't lead a cavalry if you think that you look funny riding a horse.


I'm always struck, when I play characters from previous centuries, how young they were when they did what they did. That's what I need to get used to - when I portrayed a Russian cavalry solider in 'War & Peace,' he was in his teens. When I do a period piece, that's the hardest thing for me to get my head around.

The American army between world wars after World War I had virtually disintegrated. It was a very small force, given largely to practicing cavalry charges on western outposts.

I saw a cavalry captain buy vegetable soup on horseback.

He carried the whole mess home in his helmet.

The most stirring battle-poem in English is about a brigade of cavalry which charged in the wrong direction.