Brigade Napoleon Hussards

"The dashing bold hussard, that epitome of military impudence and recklessness at the tavern, should present those qualities in a sublimated form on the field.   Regardless of fatigue and danger, his imagination should never present to itself an obstacle as insurmountable.   On the march, constantly at the enemy's heels; in position keeping him at all moments on the alert, harassing him either with fatigue, or apprehension for the security of his rear and communications; on the field careering with a falcon's speed and glance upon his quarry, however it may seek to elude his blow, such should be a hussard."

D.H. Mahan (1847)