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Table Mountain, Cherokee Expedition 2018
Date(s): 05/5-05/6/18. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 42 of 42 Total. 40 Visits.
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Through the Cherokee mines

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Through the Cherokee mines

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Across the Table

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Shawn Mainville pictured is a direct descendant of one of the Company's original troopers, Pvt. Oliver H. (O.H.) Cambridge. He proudly rides over his ancestor's exact hoof-prints.

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Across the Table

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Water Call

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Water Call
Praise the mule...for we eat well.

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Silhouetted, 1Sgt. Baldwin (left) and Capt. Starr.

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Have to thread our way over the lava. The entire table is a lava cap and often sounds hollow as we ride over it.

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In Camp
The boys get to graze while the picket line is established.

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1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin (left) and Pvt. Patrick Shannon. The 1Sgt is amused at the engineering used by the Pvt to design the fire pit and start the fire.

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Yet another pair of reinforced cavalry trousers bites the dust. Few if any can hold up to actual mounted use. The 1Sgt does some repairing.

Even mounted battle reenactors are usually only mounted for the twice per day 30 minute battles. We are in the saddle all day long, every day while on expedition.


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The Falls

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The Falls

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Water Call

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Water Call

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Water Call in Camp

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Water Call and grazing

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Nosebags on, time for chow for the boys.

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1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin (left), QM Sgt. Thos. Carter (the latter has no authority in the field but he doesn't need it. He is highly respected because he's also the Commissary Sgt and we eat good.)

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Early morning. Troopers sleeping.

We appear to have created a "crop circle" in the grass. Now we know what those circles are in England..they're cavalry camps.


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The candle lanterns put out good light.

And why is Pvt. Shannon dutifully bedding down next to the fire? (because he forgot his tent)


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Taco fixin's.

Some of the best tacos ever. And on Cinco de Mayo yet!


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The horses always get the shade.

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Shiloh, Capt. A.W. Starr's mount.

Shiloh is a little bit too happy to be on the expedition. (ok Shiloh, reel it in)


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In Camp

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Josey Wales Seasonal Lake
location for the movie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpEIdJPz-c0


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Filling canteens

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The Falls
Tourists on the other side of the falls must have thought we were ghosts. Not sure what they thought, but they left when we suddenly appeared.

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The Falls

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How to wake the QM Sgt.mp4
The "Indians" the 1Sgt is warning about must be Mill Creeks. It doesn't really matter...still couldn't wake up the QM Sgt.

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Panoramic video of camp

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