Confederate Cavalryman vs Union Cavalryman: Eastern Theater 1861-65 (Combat)

Confederate Cavalryman vs Union Cavalryman: Eastern Theater 1861-65 (Combat)

Ron Field

This gripping learn deals key insights into the strategies, management, wrestle functionality, and next reputations of Union and accomplice fastened devices struggling with in 3 pivotal cavalry activities of the Civil struggle - moment Bull Run/Manassas (1862), Buckland turbines (1863), and Tom's Brook (1864). in the course of the excessive, sprawling clash that was once the Civil struggle, either Union and accomplice forces fielded monstrous numbers of cavalry, which conducted the an important projects of reconnaissance, raiding, and conveying messages. The belief used to be that cavalry's effectiveness at the battlefield will be significantly lowered during this age of superior mass infantry firepower. This ebook demonstrates how cavalry's deadly mix of mobility and dismounted firepower intended it was once nonetheless greatly a strength to be reckoned with in conflict. It additionally charts the swing within the qualitative distinction of the cavalry forces fielded by way of the 2 aspects because the conflict stepped forward, because the huge, immense preliminary superiority loved by way of accomplice cavalry used to be steadily eroded, in the course of the Union's notable advancements in education and strategies, and the daring and enterprising management of guys equivalent to Philip Sheridan.

Featuring full-color art, particularly drawn maps, and archive illustrations.

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