French Hussars at Rouen

The Hussars are light cavalry intended for scouting. They use much smaller horses than the other cavalry.
Many French race-horses were seized by the government for the use of these troops (a maxium price of about 200 dollars was paid though some of the thouroughbreds were valued at 10,000 dollars by their owners).
Rouen was the old Norman capital of William the Conqueror before he crossed the Channel.

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