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Tennessee's Union Cavalrymen, Tennessee (Images of America Series)
     

Tennessee's Union Cavalrymen, Tennessee (Images of America Series)

by Myers E. Brown II
 

Despite officially joining the Confederacy in 1861, Tennessee provided the Union with nearly 32,000 troops during the Civil War. Representing a Southern opposition to secession and loyalty to the Union, many of these Tennesseans served as cavalry or as mounted infantry. Among those serving on horseback were Samuel P. Carter, who temporarily left his post in the

Overview


Despite officially joining the Confederacy in 1861, Tennessee provided the Union with nearly 32,000 troops during the Civil War. Representing a Southern opposition to secession and loyalty to the Union, many of these Tennesseans served as cavalry or as mounted infantry. Among those serving on horseback were Samuel P. Carter, who temporarily left his post in the U.S. Navy to command a cavalry brigade; Pres. Andrew Johnson’s son, Robert Johnson, who served as colonel of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry; and James Brownlow, son of Tennessee’s Reconstruction governor, who led his command in a naked charge across the Chattahoochee River. Labeled traitors and renegades by Confederate Tennesseans, these men risked reprisals on their homes and families as they dutifully served the Union cause. This volume draws upon photographs from the collections of the Tennessee State Museum, the Library of Congress, the United States Army Military History Institute, and other public and private collections to tell the story of these loyal cavaliers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738567471
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/03/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
887,261
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Author Myers E. Brown II is the curator of extension services at the Tennessee State Museum and previously served as curator of military history at the Atlanta History Center. He is a fellow of the Company of Military Historians.

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