According to ataman Terek Cossack Army in the 60s. XIX century. Cossacks served no military and police. Actually military service for them now was already a service on the cordon Russian-Turkish and Russian-Persian border, far from places of residence, which the Cossacks had to protect itself in the preceding period. In these circumstances, the Kuban and Terek Cossack Army, as well as Don, go to discharge 'internal troops', meaning they can give to persons of fresh troops, their presence help to maintain peace in the Caucasus. However, according to MT Loris-Melikov, '…

the role and task of the Cossacks (emphasis author – AM) in the North Caucasus is already over, in the sense, of course, in which the Cossacks most provided services in Russia, ie, in the sense of an armed guard outside it, and hardening her, through the gradual colonization the territory occupied by force of arms' (9). Based on the above, MT Loris-Melikov proposed to divide the Cossacks into two parts, the first of which allow the output of the Cossack class, lessons to facilitate peaceful labor. For the second one, apparently from 'natural Cossacks', on the contrary – a priority to leave military service, to give vent to their 'energy' (10). These views were fairly common. Since the position of acting ataman Kuban Cossack troops, Lieutenant-General Nikolai Ivanov Agapovich wrote about the future of Cossack troops in the Caucasus: 'For no matter how good the Cossacks, in certain cases, but its surplus for the state, in many respects, no doubt, painful '(11).