Sherman's Horsemen: Union Cavalry Operations in the Atlanta Campaign

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Indiana University Press, 1999 - Всего страниц: 688
Approaching Atlanta in July of 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman knew he was facing the most important campaign of his career. Lacking the troops and the desire to mount a long siege of the city, Sherman was eager for a quick, decisive victory. A change of tactics was in order. He decided to call on the cavalry. Over the next seven weeks, Sherman's horsemen - under the command of Generals Rousseau, Garrard, Stoneman, McCook, and Kilpatrick - destroyed supplies and tore up miles of railroad track in an attempt to isolate the city. This book tells the story of those raids. After initial successes, the cavalrymen found themselves caught up in a series of daring and deadly engagements, including a failed attempt to push south to liberate the prisoners at the infamous prison camp at Andersonville. Through exhaustive research, David Evans has been able to recreate a vivid, captivating, and meticulously detailed image of the day-by-day life of the Union horse soldier. Based largely upon previously unpublished materials, Sherman's Horsemen provides the definitive account of this hitherto neglected aspect of the American Civil War.
 

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Well document history of Sherman's cavalry during the Atlanta campaign. The author used regimental histories of the cavalry and artillery units assigned to the cavalry. It breaks the myths that the ... Читать весь отзыв

SHERMAN'S HORSEMEN: Union Cavalry Operations in the Atlanta Campaign

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A vivid account of the campaign that helped decide the outcome of the Civil War. Evans provides a comprehensive study of the role of the cavalry in Sherman's coordinated assault on Atlanta in 1864 ... Читать весь отзыв

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Crossing the Chattahoochee July 3July 10 1864
1
Operations Along the Chattahoochee River July 110 1864
8
The cotton mills near Roswells town square
14
An Ass of Eminent Gifts
29
Lovell Harrison Rousseau
33
Pontoon bridge at Decatur Alabama
44
To Moores Bridge and Back July 1July 18 1864
47
The New Manchester Manufacturing Company
53
Thomas H Butler
338
Back from Oblivion July 30August 12 1864
355
Horace Capron
368
John Thomas Croxton
375
Troopers in the Trenches August 1August 17 1864
377
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick
384
Sandtown to Stevens Crossroads
404
Stevens Crossroads to Lees Mill
418

William Douglas Hamilton
130
Thomas Joshua Harrison
150
The courthouse at Decatur Georgia
193
William Hicks Jackson
233
Battle at Browns Mill July 30July 31 1864
256
James Patton Brownlow
268
The Chattahoochee River
278
Latimers Crossroads to Clinton and the Oconee River
291
Cross Keys to Sunshine Church July 30July 31 1864
320
Lawrence Sullivan Ross
419
Lees Mill to Buckhead August 20August 22 1864
438
EPILOGUE
468
A Costly Mistake July 21July 22 1864
503
Eastaboga to Loachapoka July 15July 17 1864
510
Converging Columns July 24July 31 1864
526
BIBLIOGRAPHY
593
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David Evans is a writer and historian and the author of numerous articles on the Civil War.

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