Hays City was named after Fort Hays founded in as Ft. Hays was a rough and tough town in its early years, at one time sporting 37 liquor establishments. Cody, who acquired his nickname of Buffalo Bill by furnishing buffalo to feed the railroad workers in Hays.
General Pershing had taken his columns into Mexico only a short time before and the need of cavalry troops was pressing. Thirty-two officers and seven hundred ninety-one veterans from the lst, 3rd, 6th, 8th and 14th Regiments were transferred as the nucleus of the new regiment.
Many of these were recalled from the Punitive Expedition and since all were experienced troopers, little time was spent in whipping the organization into shape. Holbrook, assumed command on 9 Julyon which date the men from the 8th Cavalry joined the regiment.
Colonel Holbrook held command until he was promoted to the rank of Major General. The 8th Cavalry Regiment was in garrison at Ft. Bliss, Texas at the time of the formation of the new regiment. The men from the 14th Cavalry arrived on July 10th.
The two contingents were combined and on July 13,the regiment, with 13 officers and enlisted men present, established the 17th Cavalry Camp, on the Ft. Bliss Military Reservation just south of the post proper and east of the G.
The several troops 15 were organized and the regiment entered upon its duties as such. Men from the 6th Cavalry arrived on July 12th and those from the lst Cavalry arrived between the 14th, 15th and 17th of July.
Remounts were received as follows: July 24th - ; July 25th - ; July 26th - Mules were received as follows: During the remainder of the summer of the regiment completed its organization, the time being devoted to the training of remounts, adjustment of administrative matters, completion of equipment and a multitude of details connected with the organization of a mounted command.
Orange is from the lst Cavalry and was the official color that has historically represented dragoons. The color green was taken from the 3d Cavalry. Their uniforms contained green facings in honor of the 3d Cavalry's first engagement at Vera Cruz, and its contribution throughout the campaign of to the capture of Mexico City.
Upon entering the city, it hoisted the Stars and Stripes over the national palace and displayed the regimental standard from the palace balcony, which drew from General Scott the statement, "Brave Rifles! You have been baptized in fire and blood and have come out steel.
The Regiment chose the unicorn from the 6th Cavalry Regiment, which represents the knightly virtues and, in the rampant position, a symbol of fighting aggressiveness, combined with speed and activity. The demihorse, in honor of cavalry mounts, was taken from the shield of the 8th Cavalry Regiment.
The diagonal line, being the traditional military symbol of cavalry, came from the 14th Cavalry. The first mounted formation of the regiment was held on August 4th, and consisted of all fifteen troops and the wagons of the supply Troop.
Horse training, together with instructions in the new cavalry drill, were continued during the month of August. On August 31st,a mounted review, inspection and muster were held.A: Antoinette, Marie French queen.
Guillotined the 16th of October (25 VENDEMIAIRE year 2) At this execution the scaffold was errected at the Place de la Révolution (now place de la Concorde) in font of the gate leading to the Tuileries garden. The 17th Cavalry Regiment was organized under the provisions of the National Defense Act of at Ft Bliss, Texas on June 30, and constituted on 1 July Our guidons are made of Denier, Type 66 Bright Nylon, and are made in accordance with AR | Chapter 6.
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