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This order for the 18th Kansas Cavalry, located at Fort Harker, regulated the maintenance of cavalry horses. Fort Harker was established to provide protection for the Kansas Stage Line and the military supply trains traveling the Smoky Hill Trail and the Fort Riley Road. As stated in the order, these regulations were essential because "the efficiency of every cavalry command depends much upon the condition of its horses."

Creator: Moore, Horace L. (Horace Ladd), 1837-1914
Date: July 17, 1867

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This document demonstrates the importance of horses in the military's role as protector of wagon trains and local settlers; it could be grouped with other documents pertaining to cavalry units on the plains.

KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)

Item Number: 210375
Call Number: Military History Coll. 617 Box 4, Folder 11
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210375

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