Thanks for your comments. My forte is weapons and tactics and I have always felt the Infantryman was the real weapon during the war. I know little about horses other than they can be used for transport of artillery and ammunition. After all, as Daniel Harvey Hill said...Whoever saw a dead cavalryman?.. However I would think that as the war progressed that the quality of horses in private hands would be in decline due to predation by both Union and Rebel forces. I found a reference once that between the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, they had more horses than all the Confederate states combined, including the border states. Just a thought.