Confederate Cavalryman vs Union Cavalryman

Eastern Theater 1861–65

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Confederate Cavalryman vs Union Cavalryman

Eastern Theater 1861–65

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During the intense, sprawling conflict that was the American Civil War, both Union and Confederate forces fielded substantial numbers of cavalry, which carried out the crucial tasks of reconnaissance, raiding, and conveying messages. The perception was that cavalry's effectiveness on the battlefield would be drastically reduced in this age of improved infantry firearms. This title, however, demonstrates how cavalry's lethal combination of mobility and dismounted firepower meant it was still very much a force to be reckoned with in battle, and charts the swing in the qualitative difference of the cavalry forces fielded by the two sides as the war progressed. In this book, three fierce cavalry actions of the American Civil War are assessed, including the battles of Second Bull Run/Manassas (1862), Buckland Mills (1863) and Tom's Brook (1864).

Product details

Published Jun 20 2015
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472807328
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 33 col
Series Combat
Short code CBT 12
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ron Field

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