U.S. Cavalry Charge of the field of battle
December 7, 2012
The U.S. Army Cavalry units are a mounted force of the United States Army that originated in 1776, during the Revolutionary War. The role of the Cavalry is reconnaissance, security and mounted assault, and the Cavalry has served as a part of the Army force in every war in which the United States has participated. The Cavalry has its origins and traditions as a horse-mounted force that played an important role in extending United States governance into the Western United States. 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment continues the Cavalry traditions here at Fort Irwin, Calif.