Roughshod Through Dixie - Grierson's Raid 1863

Roughshod Through Dixie - Grierson's Raid 1863

4.7 12
by Johnny Shumate, Donato Spedaliere, Mark Lardas
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

On April 17, 1863 Benjamin Grierson led a force of 1,700 Union cavalrymen across enemy lines into the Confederate-held Tennessee in a bold diversionary raid. Over the next seventeen days, Grierson's horsemen caused havoc by destroying railroad lines, attacking outposts, burning military stores and fighting numerous small actions, before breaking back through the

…  See more details below

Overview

On April 17, 1863 Benjamin Grierson led a force of 1,700 Union cavalrymen across enemy lines into the Confederate-held Tennessee in a bold diversionary raid. Over the next seventeen days, Grierson's horsemen caused havoc by destroying railroad lines, attacking outposts, burning military stores and fighting numerous small actions, before breaking back through the lines at Baton Rouge.

The raid was a tremendous success, not only by virtue of the destruction it caused, but also because the Confederates were forced to divert thousands of troops away from the front lines during General Grant's critical Vicksburg offensive. This book tells the complete story of one of the most daring Union raids of the war.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This study has all of the typical visual presentation hallmarks of an Osprey book, with numerous period photographs and illustrations, as well as original color artwork [among them, bird's eye view paintings of the attacks on the towns of Enterprise and Hazelhurst]. The operational map traces the progress of the main force, as well as the movements of its trio of diversionary and supporting detachments. Confederate troop concentrations are also marked. Roughshod Through Dixie is a solid history of Grierson's famous raid.” —Andrew Wagenhoffer, Civil War Books and Authors

“By far the type of history that outshines any fictional tale. A gripping story that will keep you engrossed. A book I found to be a fascinating read and one that I can highly recommend to you.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

“... the complete story of one of the most courageous and successful Union raids of the war.” —www.mataka.org (November 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846039935
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Series:
Raid Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,142,813
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Mark Lardas holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but spent his early career at the Johnson Space Center doing Space Shuttle structural analysis, and space navigation. An amateur historian and a long-time ship modeler, Mark Lardas is currently working in League City, Texas. He has written extensively about modeling as well as naval, maritime, and military history. The author lives in League City, TX.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Roughshod Through Dixie - Grierson's Raid 1863 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read. very crisp writing. It flowed event to event in a logical progression. I was impressed with the amount of detail that was packed into this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pretty fuel with long black hair walks in wearing white mini shorts and a tight neon blue sleeveless belly shirt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you know somone named kentaro
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oka
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Congrats! Said a sweet voice from the back of the room. A slender girl with flowy brown hair stepped in wearing teal skinny jeans and a tight white tee. She hold up a wine glass with campange in it. Im jade. Ill be looking forward to be watching your games!