Discover the horses of the Civil War!
]Never before has there been such a comprehensive look at Confederate military horses in the Civil War and their lives before, during, and after battle. Why particular breeds or colors were chosen for specific tasks, what the life expectancy of military horses was and why they died, and the distinct challenges of caring for horses in wartime conditions are all covered. Chapters focus on how they were acquired by their owners, their lineages, the stories behind their names, and the ways in which they were immortalized. Robert E. Lee’s Traveller, Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel, Forrest’s thirty horses, Ashby’s Tom Telegraph, and many more are included in this must-read history.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
One of very few female Civil War authors, J. D. R. Hawkins describes the war from a Confederate perspective in her award–winning fiction series The Renegades, based on factual journals from the period and her extensive research. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, the Mississippi Writers Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. Her work has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, e-zines, and blogs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Life as a Confederate Horse 13
Chapter 2 Traveller 29
Chapter 3 Little Sorrel 52
Chapter 4 The Thirty Horses of Forrest 68
Chapter 5 Stuart's Magnificent Mounts 89
Chapter 6 John Mosby's Rangers and Horses 112
Chapter 7 Turner Ashby's Tom Telegraph 127
Chapter 8 Blackford's Mounts, Morgan's Horses, and Boyd's Fleeta 137
Chapter 9 A Collage of Confederate Soldiers and Steeds 155
Chapter 10 Confederate Camels 172