Mules and Wagon
Molly Mules Jane and Pat
The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard acquired two Molly Mules on July 4, 2005, from Tennessee. The mules are Percheron draft horse crosses. In Sept. 2005, the mule team won first place in the Kansas State Fair competition. In 2006, the team won additional awards at the Kansas State Fair.
1871 Army Escort Wagon
The U.S. Cavalry Museum donated an 1871 Army Escort Wagon to the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard in 2001.
According to our records, this wagon came to Fort Riley from Fort Knox. The hardware of the wagon is 98 percent original. However, when the unit received the wagon, much of the wood was rotten and decayed.
Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard Soldiers, along with a wagon company, restored the wagon to its current condition.
The box is constructed of red oak while the undercarriage and wheels are constructed of white oak.
While the escort wagons were not equipment common to a cavalry unit, they were highly sought after to transport the cavalry's beans and bullets.
The wagon serves as a reminder of the contributions of the combat service support roles played by the quartermaster corps and other logistical units whose contributions are recognized as an essential element and combat multiplier on the battle fields today.