“Our hearts so stout have brought us fame
for soon 'tis known from whence we came
where e'er we go they dread the name
of Garryowen in glory”

US 7th Cavalry Association

7th Cavalry

7th Cavalry

The 7th Cavalry Regiment is a United States cavalry regiment formed in 1866.  Its official nickname is “Garryowen” and the song was adopted as its marching tune.   Following its activation, the Seventh Cavalry Regiment patrolled the Western plains for raiding Native Americans and to protect the westward movement of pioneers. From 1866 to 1881, the regiment marched a total of 181,692 miles (292,342 km) across Kansas, Montana and the Dakota Territories

The Video below is an extract from the 1941 movie ” They died with their boots on”.   It  stars Errol Flynn as General George Armstrong Custer.    Custer is portrayed as a fun-loving, dashing figure who chooses honor and glory over money and corruption

 

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