Cavalry is the collective term for soldiers who fought on horseback and engage in face to face combat with the enemy. They were usually armed with swords or lances. They are distinguishable from infantry and artillery troops. Mounted infantry who fought dismounted were called dragoons.
For more details of the cavalry involved in British India see the following:
- British Army Cavalry Regiments
- Bengal Cavalry Regiments
- Madras Cavalry Regiments
- Bombay Cavalry Regiments