Lectures on the tactics of cavalry: and Elements of manœuvre for a cavalry regiment ( by count von Bismark, tr. with notes by N.L. Beamish).

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Page 269 - ... hundred and thirty-two men ; whilst each of the other nine amounted only to sixty-six. The entire establishment formed a regiment, if we may use the modern expression, of seven hundred and twenty-six horse...
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