The First Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War: A History

The First Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War: A History

by Joseph D. Collea
     
 

The First Vermont Cavalry participated in 75 major Civil War engagements from 1862 through 1865. As the state's only mounted regiment, riding Vermont-bred Morgan horses, the Cavalry unit battled some of the most notable Confederate cavalry commanders, mostly in Virginia. This history explores in detail the battles and leaders of the unit, including generals George

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Overview

The First Vermont Cavalry participated in 75 major Civil War engagements from 1862 through 1865. As the state's only mounted regiment, riding Vermont-bred Morgan horses, the Cavalry unit battled some of the most notable Confederate cavalry commanders, mostly in Virginia. This history explores in detail the battles and leaders of the unit, including generals George Custer and Philip Sheridan.

Editorial Reviews

Civil War News
a well-told story about a gallant regiment...a pleasure to read
North & South
"impressively researched...a good regimental history"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433834
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/23/2009
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph D. Collea, Jr., is the principal of Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vermont, and has been an educator for 40 years. A Fulbright Scholar, he studied at the American University in Cairo.

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