Cavalry Raids of the Civil War discusses that in war, the raid is the epitome of daring. Usually outnumbered, raiders launch surprise attacks behind enemy lindes, taking prisoners, destroying communications, and seizing supplies. In the Civil War, these men marauded on horseback/ stunning opponents with their speed and mobility. This book covers the adventurous and often dangerous exploits of the Union and Confederate cavalry officers who had a flair for plunging into the enemy's lair.
Covers raids from J. E. B. Stuart's 1862 ride around McClellan's army to James Wilson's crashing raids in Alabama and Georgia in 1865
By author: Col. Robert W. Black
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Illustrations: 30 b/w drawings
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