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Confederate Cavalry West Of The River
     

Confederate Cavalry West Of The River

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by Stephen B. Oates
 

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Another Confederate cavalry raid impends. You hear the snort of an impatient horse, the leathery squeaking of saddles, the low-voiced commands of officers, the muffled cluck of guns cocked in preparation—then the sudden rush of motion, the din of another attack.

This classic story seeks to illuminate a little-known theater of the Civil War—the

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Another Confederate cavalry raid impends. You hear the snort of an impatient horse, the leathery squeaking of saddles, the low-voiced commands of officers, the muffled cluck of guns cocked in preparation—then the sudden rush of motion, the din of another attack.

This classic story seeks to illuminate a little-known theater of the Civil War—the cavalry battles of the Trans-Mississippi West, a region that included Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, the Indian Territory, and part of Louisiana. Stephen B. Oates traces the successes and defeats of the cavalry; its brief reinvigoration under John S. "Rip" Ford, who fought and won the last battle of the war at Palmetto Ranch; and finally, the disintegration of this once-proud fighting force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292711525
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Confederate Cavalry West of the River 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Oates tells the story of the not-so-famous Confederate Cavalry units that served west of the Mississippi River. He does a great job of tracing the history of these units from their birth until the war's end. A must read for serious students of the Civil War. The units of the Trans-Mississippi have not gotten the literary coverage that the more well known units in Virginia have received. Oates gives great insight into this area of the war.