First Sergeant 3rd New Jersey Cavalry the Butterflies USA

The 3rd New Jersey Cavalry, the "Butterflies," has already been mentioned on pages 64-65. Their armament alone made them formidable, with the repeating Spencer carbines and the Remington 44 revolvers, but then there was their uniform, with its frogged jacket and the splendid, red-lined, flowing talma (cape), which gave more of an impression of Napoleonic-era hussars, rather than American horsemen fighting in the 1860s. Despite this somewhat archaic appearance, however, this first sergeant, is still every inch a soldier and a formidable cavalryman.

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