Trained Cavalry Horses/Images of the Old West/1898 Video

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From Edison Films catalog, no. 94, March 1900: "Shows the wonderful intelligence of these Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, horses in these great images of the Old West. At a command they lie down promptly, and at another scramble to their feet."  This film and others made at the start of the Spanish-American War--including 9th Infantry Boys' Morning Wash--were promoted as "pictures of stirring camp life, transportation of troops and general bustle of military preparations. They are sure to satisfy the craving of the general public for absolutely true and accurate details regarding the movements of the United States Army getting ready for the invasion of Cuba." 

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