Welcome to the home page of Co. A 7th Cavalry Memorial Regiment. This outfit is dedicated to presenting the 1870's period of the Frontier Army of the United States, through Living History demonstrations, reenactments, parade appearances and memorial presentations. New recruits are always welcome and no previous historical or reenactment experience is necessary- nor do you need to own a horse! Only an interest in the frontier period and the desire to help others understand it as well. For more information on joining, contact Captain Brian E. Del Vecchio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Indian Wars Association is a reactment group headquartered in Thousand Oaks CA.. Co. A draws upon mostly,but not exclusively, the East Coast for its members, who portray officers, enlisted men, scouts and families of the Frontier Army Period.
Unit activities offer a wide variety:
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Sometimes, not often, we're fortunate enough in our lives to have our hobbies coincide with our work. Finally, as a twenty-plus year veteran of university law enforcement, it's happened to me. My position as a police officer with the University of Virginia Police Department in Charlottesville, Virginia has brought me to the point where, in September of 1994, I became one of the four members of the UVA Mounted Police Unit.
In close cooperation with the four members of the City of Charlottesville's Police Mounted Unit, we patrol not only our own areas of responsibilities but a cooperative patrol zone consisting of University academic areas, Medical Center properties, fraternity areas along with city commerical districts and residential neighborhoods, a concept rarely carried out successfully elsewhere.
The use of mounted police as a high visibility crime deterrent and crowd control tool has been rediscovered across the country and overseas as police departments have found that despite modern technology, sometimes only the "cavalry" can get the job done. Needless to say, for an historian of the U.S. horse cavalry, it doesn't get much better!