08 January 2007 by Published in: Blogging 2 comments

My blogging software tells me the URL’s of the referring web sites when people visit this site. It gives me the last ten URL’s to visit the site. I occasionally check them just to see where folks are coming from when they visit. Tonight, I spotted a name of a site that I didn’t recognize: 110th Lancer, Chris Swift’s “tirades on cavalry and armor.”

Here’s the description from the web site: “110th Lancer is just stories about Armor and Cavalry from me, Christopher J. Swift, who spent 11 years in American Armor units. Some is historical some is just opinion.” As a veteran of the armored cavalry, Chris brings an interesting perspective to the study of cavalry operations, and is also interested in the National Lancers, which was a predecessor to the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry.

As a student of Civil War lancers, I wasn’t aware that a portion of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry was originally armed with lances, or that it had any connection to lances. I learn something new every day. Thanks, Chris.

I’ve added a link to your blog.

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  1. Tue 09th Jan 2007 at 10:15 am


    They never actually used lances, it was just a traditional name. Thank you for the add though. I like your work.


  2. Tue 09th Jan 2007 at 8:17 pm


    Thanks for the clarification, and thanks for your kind words. I hope you will visit often.


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