Not trying to stir any flames.
While I am awaiting arrival of 2 volumes ( Kirk's Raiders, A Notorious Band Of Villains and Thieves , and, The Regimental History of the 3rd NC Mounted Infantry U.S.), I have a couple of quick questions;
(A) As an INFANTRY unit, I would think that actual deployment in an engagement would normally be as Infantry. But according to an internet source. ( Hey, I know! )these soldiers were issued Spencer repeating rifles. Does anyone have any knowledge that they were issued weapons or accoutrements that are more usually associated with Cav. Pistols, Sabres, Spurs, etc?
( B ) WAS there any difference in tactics or deployment as differentiated from the "Leg" infantry? If so, just a hint toward an initial source that I could research would be appreciated.
( C ) Any other sources you might recommend regarding Mounted Infantry?
( D ) Is anyone in the community portraying Mounted Inf.?
That is probably clear as mud, but thanks in advance for any replies.