On the Southern Plains

On the Southern Plains
A charging cavalry led by a scout in buckskin probably illustrates a scene in the war against the Plains Indians during the 1860s. In his diary, the artist titled the painting "Cavalry in Sixties." However, the uniforms and weapons depicted are a mix, dating anywhere from the Civil War up into the 1870s. The soldiers wear army jackets with stand up collars and a row of buttons down the front. Their hats are forage caps from 1861, or broad brimmed ones often used for protection from the sun. The cavalrymen charge toward the foreground in a random order, which does not follow the actual attack formation of the U.S. Cavalry.
Artist: Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909, painter.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Smithsonian Control Number: IAP 36120581

On the Southern Plains A charging cavalry led by a scout in buckskin probably illustrates a scene in the war against the Plains Indians during the 1860s. In his diary, the artist titled the painting "Cavalry in Sixties." However, the uniforms and weapons depicted are a mix, dating anywhere from the Civil War up into the 1870s. The soldiers wear army jackets with stand up collars and a row of buttons down the front. Their hats are forage caps from 1861, or broad brimmed ones often used for protection from the sun. The cavalrymen charge toward the foreground in a random order, which does not follow the actual attack formation of the U.S. Cavalry. Artist: Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909, painter. Medium: Oil on canvas. Smithsonian Control Number: IAP 36120581