THE 1ST VERMONT Cavalry reenact cavalry tactics used during the Civil War at last year’s Cavalry Day at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge. This year’s Cavalry Day will take place this Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 10 a.m.
Photo courtesy UVM Morgan Horse Farm
WEYBRIDGE — Many Vermonters know that the Morgan horse is Vermont’s state animal, but they may not be aware of its important connection to the Civil War. The University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm will host its second annual Cavalry Day this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can journey back in time to learn about the Morgans’ contribution to the nation through historic re-enactments, informative talks and exhibits led by the 1st Vermont Cavalry.
The story begins in 1861, when the 1st Vermont Cavalry rode south to aid the Union effort in the Civil War. All of their more...