Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Aug 24 15:41:15 UTC 2005

As far as I remember, all the citations of this cavalry/Calvary confusion
seem to involve use of the latter where the former is meant.  The only
instance I'm personally acquainted with went in the opposite direction: a
church in Chattanooga, TN, called "Cavalry Baptist Church."  I always
thought it was PROBABLY intended to be "Calvary," seeing as how it was a
church and all, but given the number of Civil War monuments in and around
Chattanooga, I was never 100% sure whether it might not indeed have been
named after some cavalry unit or other that had fought near its location.

Peter Mc.

--On Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:44 AM -0700 Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

> Just heard the guest co-anchor on "Fox & Friends" refer to the "1st
> Calvary Division from Ft. Hood, Texas."  A minute later he clearly said
> "First Cavalry."
> JL
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Peter A. McGraw       Linfield College        McMinnville, Oregon
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