This may be a great card for the average collector, someone native to the area, or a nostalgic person. Half the allure of postcard collecting is noticing and researching things within the photo that the average person doesn't or won't. In August/September 1900 this 2nd Infantry was deployed to deal with the Philippine Insurrection during which it fought in over 25 engagements on several of the islands. Three soldiers were killed and twelve wounded between 4 November 1900 and 10 February 1902. In February 1906 the regiment was redeployed to the Philippines and remained there until returning to the United States in March 1908.
Fort Riley was also used by state militia units for encampments and training exercises. The first such maneuver occurred in the fall of 1902, with subsequent ones held in 1903, 1904, 1906 to 1908 and 1911. These exercises gave added importance to the fort as a training facility and provided Reserve units a valuable opportunity for sharpening their tactical skills. Cavalrymen were continuously testing their riding skills and abilities.One such exercise, called the "Russian Ride, " consisted of a weekend three-mile ride. The ride comprised twenty-four jumps of varying degrees of difficulty. While jumping over unusual obstacles rarely occurred in real-world situations, the ride was instrumental in instilling confidence in a rider's ability.
Moreover, before a student could graduate from the Cavalry School the trooper was expected to successfully negotiate the dreaded Cemetery Hill. Thank you for viewing and considering purchasing. The item "RPPC Fort Riley Kansas 2nd Infantry Regiment 1908 Antique Real Photo Postcard" is in sale since Monday, April 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards & Supplies\Postcards\Topographical Postcards". The seller is "flipt_4real" and is located in Trenton, Michigan.
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