The Union Cavalry Comes of Age

The Union Cavalry Comes of Age

Hartwood Church to Brandy Station, 1863

Book - 2003
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In The Union Cavalry Comes of Age, award-winning cavalry historian Eric J. Wittenberg provides a long-overdue challenge to the persistent myths that have unfairly elevated the reputations of the Confederate cavalry's cavaliers and sets the record straight regarding the evolution of the Union cavalry corps. He highlights the careers of renowned Federal officers, including George Stoneman, William W. Averell, Alfred Pleasonton, John Buford, and Wesley Merritt, as well as lesser-known characters such as Col. Alfred Duffie, a French expatriate who hid an ugly secret. A skillfully woven overview, this unforgettable story also depicts the strategic and administrative tasks that occupied officers and politicians as well as the day-to-day existence of the typical trooper in the field. The Union Cavalry Comes of Age shows that Northern troopers began turning the tide of war much earlier than is generally acknowledged and became the largest, best-mounted, and best-equipped force of horse soldiers the world had ever seen.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, [2003], ©2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781574886504
1574886509
9781574884425
1574884425
Branch Call Number: 973.741 Wi
Characteristics: xvii, 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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