Ride Around Missouri - Shelby's Great Raid 1863

Ride Around Missouri - Shelby's Great Raid 1863


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Ride Around Missouri - Shelby's Great Raid 1863 by Sean McLachlan, Johnny Shumate, Donato Spedaliere, Mariusz Kozik

In July of 1863, Federal forces, emboldened by the victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, moved across the Missouri state line south into Confederate-held Arkansas, advancing from the northwest and northeast in a pincer movement that took all of the northern half of the state, including the prosperous Arkansas river valley and the state capital at Little Rock, by September 11. Secure in their position, the Federals began to transfer men to the campaigns east of the Mississippi. This new title's detailed and exciting account will highlight all aspects of the raid into Missouri planned by Colonel Jo Shelby, whose famed "Iron Brigade" was the boldest and most accomplished cavalry outfit in the Trans-Mississippi Theatre. An indispensible source for anyone interested in Civil War history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849084291
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Series: Raid Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 348,009
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Sean McLachlan worked for ten years as an archaeologist before becoming a full-time writer. He has published several books on history and travel and divides his time between Missouri, England and Spain. He has a special interest in the understudied Trans-Mississippi theater of the American Civil War. His website is www.seanmclachlan.com

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