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Ascalon
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A clash of Sabres .
Posted on: 4/10/2017 11:49:48 AM
As an old cavalry trooper I have long been interested in the sharp end of cavalry conflict. There are very few accurate depictions of this that display sword upon sword as well as a picture shown in the Ken Burns documentary series about the U.S. Civil War. This shows a clash between a Confederate and a Federal trooper in which the latter ( I think ) is attempting to capture the Confederate battle flag, and is delivering a back slash with his sabre to his enemies head in order to do so.

I may well have reversed the roles of the troopers, and apologise to the Confederates if so. Since I would like to study this picture, please can anyone offer a link to it or details of it ?

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Ascalon. Late of the 17th. - 21st. Lancers. " Death or Glory " boys.

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Re: A clash of Sabres .
Posted on: 4/10/2017 1:05:04 PM

Quote:
As an old cavalry trooper I have long been interested in the sharp end of cavalry conflict. There are very few accurate depictions of this that display sword upon sword as well as a picture shown in the Ken Burns documentary series about the U.S. Civil War. This shows a clash between a Confederate and a Federal trooper in which the latter ( I think ) is attempting to capture the Confederate battle flag, and is delivering a back slash with his sabre to his enemies head in order to do so.

I may well have reversed the roles of the troopers, and apologise to the Confederates if so. Since I would like to study this picture, please can anyone offer a link to it or details of it ?

Thanks,
Ascalon. Late of the 17th. - 21st. Lancers. " Death or Glory " boys.
--Ascalon


Ascalon,

 Found these images. Not exactly what you describe, but close. The second is interesting because the positions of the two horses appears almost identical as that depicted in the first image.





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BW
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morris crumley
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Re: A clash of Sabres .
Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:33:14 PM
Ascalon, I really suck at making links (especially photos) but just google search "painting battle of Brandy Station" and the image of that you have described (accurately) comes up in images.

Welcome to the site, Morris
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Rick Schaus
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Re: A clash of Sabres .
Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:49:57 PM
Welcome to MHO.

This may be what you’re looking for;




The title is "Fight for the Standard", artist unknown, 1865.

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morris crumley
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Re: A clash of Sabres .
Posted on: 4/10/2017 10:51:59 PM
Bingo Rick! Thanks.

Respects, Morris
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