The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations during the Civil War's Pivotal Campaign, 9 June-14 July 1863

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"Bristles with analysis, details, judgments, personality profiles, and evaluations and combat descriptions, even down to the squadron and company levels."-Civil War Times Illustrated
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Overview

"Bristles with analysis, details, judgments, personality profiles, and evaluations and combat descriptions, even down to the squadron and company levels."-Civil War Times Illustrated
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Civil War Times Illustrated

"For cavalry and/or Gettysburg enthusiasts, this book is a must; for other Civil War buffs, it possesses the qualities sought by students of the conflict. . . . [It] bristles with analysis, details, judgements, personality profiles, and evaluations and combat descriptions, even down to the squadron and company levels. The mounted operations of the campaign from organizational, strategic, and tactical viewpoints are examined thoroughly. The author’s graphic recountings of the Virginia fights at Brandy Station, Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, the Pennsylvania encounters at Hanover, Hunterstown, Gettysburg, and Fairfield, and finally the retreat to Virginia, are the finest this reviewer has read under a single cover. For those who enjoy the thunder of hoofbeats, the clang of sabers, and the crack of pistols and carbines, this book has all of it. Generals and privates share the pages, as the mounted opponents parry and thrust across hundreds of miles of territory from June 9 to July 14, 1863."—Civil War Times Illustrated
Military Images

"Edward Longacre’s study is a much-needed, long overdue piece of the complex mosaic which makes up the Gettysburg story. No Civil War Library should be without it. The volume adds an important perspective to one’s understanding of this critical military operation."—Military Images
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803279414
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 990,059
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author


Edward G. Longacre’s books on the Civil War have won both the Fletcher Pratt Award of the Civil War Round Table of New York and the Moncado prize of the American Military Institute. They include Mounted Raids of the Civil War, available in a Bison Books edition.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Acknowledgments 13
The Antagonists 17
1 The "Beau Sabreur" and His Cavaliers 23
2 The "Knight of Romance" and His Dragoons 43
3 Brandy Station 65
4 Advance to Pennsylvania 87
5 Aldie and Middleburg 102
6 Middleburg Again and Upperville 119
7 Jenkins's Expedition - Williamsport to Petersburg 134
8 Stuart's Expedition - Salem to Hanover 148
9 Pursuit to Pennsylvania 161
10 Gettysburg, 1 July 180
11 Stuart's Expedition - Hanover to Gettysburg 193
12 Gettysburg, 2 July 203
13 Gettysburg, 3 July 220
14 Retreat to Virginia, Pursuit to Maryland 245
Afterword 270
Notes 276
Bibliography 318
Index 325
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