Table Mountain, Cherokee Expedition 2018 Date(s): 05/5-05/6/18. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 42 of 42 Total. 2642 Visits.
1 Through the Cherokee mines
2 Through the Cherokee mines
3 Across the Table
4 Across the Table
5 Across the Table
6 Across the Table
7 Across the Table 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.
8 Across the Table
9 Across the Table
10 Across the Table
11 Across the Table
12 Water Call
13 Water Call Praise the mule...for we eat well.
14 Across the Table
15 Across the Table Silhouetted, 1Sgt. Baldwin (left) and Capt. Starr.
16 Across the Table Have to thread our way over the lava. The entire table is a lava cap and often sounds hollow as we ride over it.
17 Across the Table
18 In Camp The boys get to graze while the picket line is established.
19 In Camp 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.
20 In Camp 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.
21 The Falls
22 The Falls
23 Water Call
24 Water Call
25 Water Call in Camp
26 Water Call and grazing
27 In Camp Nosebags on, time for chow for the boys.
28 In Camp 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.)
29 In Camp 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.
30 In Camp
31 In Camp The candle lanterns put out good light.
And why is Pvt. Shannon dutifully bedding down next to the fire? (because he forgot his tent)
32 In Camp Taco fixin's.
Some of the best tacos ever. And on Cinco de Mayo yet!
33 In Camp The horses always get the shade.
34 In Camp Shiloh, Capt. A.W. Starr's mount.
Shiloh is a little bit too happy to be on the expedition. (ok Shiloh, reel it in)
35 In Camp
36 Josey Wales Seasonal Lake location for the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpEIdJPz-c0
37 In Camp Filling canteens
38 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.
39 The Falls
Download MPEG4 40 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.