I could be wrong, but ; Infantry officers were often mounted, but were still Infantry and would carry the Infantry blade. They were not expected to fight from horseback, but to lead their men, afoot, into battle.
agreed, once you met on an open field you were expected to get off the horse and line up in ranks with the men and lead them across the field, only cavalry and high ranking officers actually stayed on their horses and many of them dismounted eventually anyway, voluntarily or not.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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