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Trooper of the United States Light Dragoons during the War of 1812

Caption: Trooper of the United States Light Dragoons during the War of 1812

The American regular army had two regiments of light cavalry besides numerous state militia cavalry regiments that were deployed with the American armies attempting to invade Canada. Detachments of US Light Dragoons served in several battles including that of Crysler’s Farm (11 November 1813) where they made an unsuccessful charge against British line infantry. Reconstruction by H. Charles McBarron Jr. (Parks Canada)