I have the honor to recommend that a Board of Ordnance and Cavalry Ofﬁcers be assembled, at some point west (or in) Mississippi River, to consider what changes, if any, should be made in the “modiﬁcation of the present horse-cquipmcnts,” cavalry equipments and accoutcrmcnts, and saddlcrs’ and blacksmiths’ tools and materials for cavalry troops in the ﬁeld, as now prescribed by General Order No. 60, War Depart ment, Adjutant-General’s Oﬁice, June 29, 1872, and to recommend a standard table of supply of everything necessary to efﬁciently provide for the wants of the cavalry service.
If this recommendation is concurred in, it is further recommended that all company commanders of the cavalry be invited to submit their views on the subjects proposed to the Board, and that this ofﬁce be authorized to submit such information as it may have.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. B. DYER, Chief of Ordnance’, United States Army.
The Honorable SECRETARY or WAR.
So, here ya go. Ardent reading for all battle buffs. I made an effort to get through it but the paint dried. At least I understand now why the army stopped issuing torpedoes to Cavalry regiments. Enjoy.
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Two couriers came up from Custer requesting re-inforcement, and announcing that he was advancing on the enemy.