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Every Free, Able-bodied White Male Citizen: Two Examples of Militia readiness in Antebellum America Part II

Volunteer militias became popular in all areas of the country, but only two will be considered here: the Black Horse Cavalry from Fauquier County, Virginia, and the U. S. Zouave Cadets, from Chicago, Illinois. These militia companies each had a … Continue reading

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