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  • "Dragoons, which serve on horse back, or on foot, as circumstances require. Heavy dragoons are furnished with stout horses, and armed with fuzees fusile'>see fusile, pistoles and sabres, and are employed on the enemy's lines in a general engagement. Light dragoons, are armed like heavy dragoons but mounted on lighter and swifter horses." (Dictionary continues by describing several other categories of cavalry, which definitions can be seen on those pages. Citation in list description.)

    October 9, 2008