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The Cavalry at Appomattox: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Climactic Campaign, March 27-April 9, 1865

Longacre, Edward G.

Published by Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2003
ISBN 10: 0811700518 / ISBN 13: 9780811700511
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Title: The Cavalry at Appomattox: A Tactical Study ...

Publisher: Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Printing


272pp/illus/maps. Highlights the strengths and weaknesses of both sides in the last campaign of the Civil War. Provides day-by-day accounts of Union and Confederate cavalry operations during the last crucial week of warfare in Virginia. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 008173

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Synopsis: The final campaign of the American Civil War in the eastern theatre witnessed the zenith of American cavalry warfare, the salient aspect of the operation. The Appomattox Campaign not only determined whether the conflict would continue, but also which army had better assimilated the intricate, difficult lessons of mounted service. The outcome indicated why the Union troopers emerged victorious. They displayed greater tactical versatility - the ability to fight mounted and afoot - whereas the Confederate horsemen considered the outdated 'saber charge' the essence of mounted battle.

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