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THE CAVALRY AT APPOMATTOX: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations during the Civil War's Climactic Campaign, March 27-April 9, 1865
by Longacre. Edward G.

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Publish Date: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Description: 288 pages . 36 b/w photos in a 16 page section . 9 maps.Provides day-by-day accounts of Union and Confederate cavalry operations during the last critical week of warfare in Virginia Highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing forces Includes the battles leading up to and including the climactic encounter outside Appomattox Court House The final campaign of the American Civil War in the eastern theater witnessed the zenith of American cavalry warfare, the salient aspect of the operation. The Appomattox Campaign not only determined whether the conflict would continue, but also which army had better assimilated the intricate, difficult lessons of mounted service. The outcome indicated why the Union troopers emerged victorious: They displayed greater tactical versatility--the ability to fight mounted and afoot--whereas the Confederate horsemen considered the outdated "saber charge" the essence of mounted battle. *** Only 1 left in stock ***

Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: NEW
ID Number: 9914

Price: $24.95


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