Difference between cavalry and shabrack
- troops trained to fight on horseback
- a highly mobile army unit
General Alfred Terry traveled due west from Fort Abraham Lincoln in Dakota Territory with a force that included Custer and his Seventh Cavalry troopers.
Nemours showed him at once what use to make of the army under his orders, and having enfiladed his National Guard battalions, and placed his artillery in echelons, he formed his cavalry into hollow squares on the right and left of his line, flinging out a cloud of howitzers to fall back upon the main column.
He was then able to manoeuvre some of his cavalry on to the hilltop and fight the Saxons on level ground.