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The Lightning Mule Brigade
     

The Lightning Mule Brigade

by Edward G. Longacre, Edward Longacre (Foreword by)
 
To pit the legendary Confederate cavalry leader Nathan Bedford Forrest and his veteran cavalry regiments against a rookie Union Infantry colonel and his four infantry regiments mounted on mules might seem laughable, but it turned out to be anything but. The Union Raid began with a 300 mile boat trip, then began its move toward Georgia from the Mississippi/Alabama

Overview

To pit the legendary Confederate cavalry leader Nathan Bedford Forrest and his veteran cavalry regiments against a rookie Union Infantry colonel and his four infantry regiments mounted on mules might seem laughable, but it turned out to be anything but. The Union Raid began with a 300 mile boat trip, then began its move toward Georgia from the Mississippi/Alabama border. Its goal was to disrupt the rail line supplying Confederate troops in Tennessee. In a textbook tactical campaign, Streight held off the veteran Forrest until exhaustion, bad luck, and poor equipment did him in. This book tells the details.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439219966
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Willett has an MBA from Western Michigan University and a 40 year career in commercial banking. He has held bank presidencies in Michigan, Florida and Saipan. Retired since 1993 he still does international bank consulting in such diverse locations as Cluj, Romania;Kampala, Uganda; Yuzhno-Sakhalin, Russia and Baghdad.

An avid student of history he has had four books published: "One Day of the Civil War," "The Lightning Mule Brigade," "Russian Sideshow" and "An Airline at War." This is the second printing of "The Lightning Mule Brigade."

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