How C Troop Spelled

Of Camp Supply, decades ago, when Trader reigned as King,And dear old "Jakey" was "K.O."--these are the times I sing.By order every man was told to choose a decent nameFor his respective mount--it seemed a very easy game; But every name, by order, mind, perforce had to beginWith the troops letter, further more be neatly …

Hough!

Pressing here my mossy pillow, Forms that moulder 'neath the willow, Forms that sleep beneath the billow, Flit and frolic round me now; Banishing all thought of mourning, All my dreams with joy adorning, May they tarry till the morning Ere they breathe their "Hough!" "Hough!" boys, "Hough!"--"Hough!" boys, "Hough!" Let the soldier's toast be …

O'Grady

The following versus are based upon a real occurrence from the 2nd Cavalry.Friday evening, after stables, the sergeant passed the wordThat inspection would be mounted, such a "roaring" as was heard,For the captain was a "corker." When he looked you in the eye,You' ld wish you were a "doughboy," if he asked the reason why. …

A Bum Bugler

A bugler once tried to bugle "Tatoo."The bugle was old, but the bugler was new;The troops were encamped in a wild sylvan glade,And the echoes played tag with the discord it made. The Colonel, a jolly olde Cavalry file,Thought "Stables" was blowing; aroused with a smile,Turned sleepily over, and murmured, "I guessThat bugler's been drinking …

Second Cavalry Song

T'was in eighteen hundred and thirty-six,That we fought in the Everglades;When we showed the Seminole the trick,That from mem'ry never fades;We've been in many a fight since then,For t'is there that we belong;So we've got the right that we earned as men,To sing the Regiment's song. For it's trot, trot, trot is the soldier's lot,When …