Dragoons were originally a class of mounted infantry, who used horses for mobility, but dismounted to fight on foot.- Dragoon
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Military specialization which engages in ground combat on foot.
From the mid-18th century until 1881 the British Army named its infantry as numbered regiments "of Foot" to distinguish them from cavalry and dragoon regiments (see List of Regiments of Foot).
Historically, cavalry (from the French word cavalerie, itself derived from "cheval" meaning "horse") are soldiers or warriors who fight mounted on horseback.
An individual soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations depending on era and tactics, such as cavalryman, horseman, trooper, cataphract, knight, hussar, uhlan, mamluk, cuirassier, lancer, dragoon, or horse archer.
Mounted infantry were infantry who rode horses instead of marching.
The original dragoons were essentially mounted infantry.
Edict issued by French King Louis XIV and is also known as the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
As a result of the officially-sanctioned persecution by the dragoons, who were billeted upon prominent Huguenots, many Protestants, estimates ranging from 210,000 to 900,000, left France over the next two decades.
English politician, general and Parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War.
In 1639 he commanded a troop of Yorkshire dragoons which marched with King Charles I against the Scots in the First Bishops' War, which ended with the Pacification of Berwick before any fighting took place.
The land armed force of the Russian Empire, active from around 1721 to the Russian Revolution of 1917.
There were different kinds of regiments, such as the regulars, dragoons, and reiters.
Standing army formed in 1645 by the Parliamentarians during the First English Civil War, then disbanded after the Stuart Restoration in 1660.
It comprised 6,600 cavalry, divided into eleven units of 600 men, 14,400 foot, comprising twelve regiments of 1,200 men, and 1,000 dragoons.
Firearm with a short, large caliber barrel which is flared at the muzzle and frequently throughout the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles of relevant quantity or caliber.
A blunderbuss in handgun form was called a dragon, and it is from this that the term dragoon evolved.
The Battle of Naseby took place on Saturday 14 June 1645 during the First English Civil War, near the village of Naseby in Northamptonshire.
At the last minute, as the Royalists began to advance, Cromwell sent a regiment of dragoons under Colonel John Okey into the Sulby Hedges, where they could fire into the flank of Rupert's cavalry.
Engagement during the American Revolutionary War fought on January 17, 1781 near the town of Cowpens, South Carolina, between U.S. forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, as part of the campaign in the Carolinas .
General Charles Cornwallis dispatched cavalry (dragoons) commander Tarleton to defeat Morgan's command.