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Confederate States of America Army Cavalry

Works: 189 works in 324 publications in 1 language and 11,616 library holdings
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Classifications: E546.5, B
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Most widely held works about Confederate States of America
    Cavalryman of the lost cause : a biography of J.E.B. Stuart by Jeffry D Wert( Book )
    6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause is the first major biography in decades of the famous Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart. Based on research in manuscript collections, personal memoirs and reminiscences, and regimental histories, this comprehensive volume reflects outstanding Civil War scholarship. James Ewell Brown Stuart was the premier cavalry commander of the Confederacy. He gained a reputation for daring early in the war when he rode around the Union army in the Peninsula Campaign, providing valuable intelligence to General Robert E. Lee at the expense of Union commander George B. McClellan. Stuart has long been controversial because of his performance in the critical Gettysburg Campaign, where he was out of touch with Lee for several days; this left Lee uncertain about the size and movement of the Union army, information that would prove decisive when the battle began. In an engagement with the cavalry of Union general Philip Sheridan in spring 1864, Stuart was killed. He was only thirty-one. Jeffry D. Wert provides new details about Stuart's childhood and youth, and he draws on letters between Stuart and his wife, Flora, to show us the man as he was: eager for glory, daring sometimes to the point of recklessness, but a devoted and loving husband and father. Stuart has long been regarded as the finest Confederate cavalryman and one of the best this country has ever produced. Wert shows how Stuart's friendship with Stonewall Jackson and his relationship with Lee were crucial; at the same time Stuart's relationships with his subordinates were complicated and sometimes troubled. Cavalryman of the Lost Cause is a riveting biography of a towering figure of the Civil War, a fascinating and colorful work by one of our finest Civil War historians
    Confederate Cavalry west of the river by Stephen B Oates( Book )
    5 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
    Activities and organization of the Confederate cavalry in the Trans-Mississippi West
    "Those damn horse soldiers" : true tales of the Civil War cavalry by George Walsh( Book )
    2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
    "Many accounts of the Civil War battles, armies, and key figures have been written over the years, but none has looked at the bloodiest war in our nation's history through the eyes of the cavalry. The horse soldiers in the Civil War are often referred to as the last of the cavaliers, men who valued their honor as much as their cause. In this sweeping saga, George Walsh brings to life anew the gallant horse soldiers of the North and South, showing in dramatic detail how their raids and expeditions affected the outcome of the war and how their fortunes waxed and waned." ""Those Damn Horse Soldiers" reveals some amazing stories behind some of the Civil War's most renowned cavalry commanders. Walsh also explores some of the cavalry's lesser-known personalities, from the partisan John Mosby, whose men rarely wore uniforms and in some instances were hung by the Federals as outlaws, to George Stoneman, whose errant ride before Chancellorsville opened the way for Stonewall Jackson's flank attack."--Jacket
    Horsemen, blue and gray: a pictorial history by James Ralph Johnson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
    Three hundred illustrations, with narrative based upon the words of actual participants, trace the action of Confederate and Union cavalry in the Civil War
    Confederate wizards of the saddle; being reminiscences and observations of one who rode with Morgan by Bennett Henderson Young( Book )
    13 editions published between 1914 and 1999 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
    The Confederate cavalrymen, with their chivalric manners and death-defying exploits, were the last of their kind to take part in large-scale military conflict. Included are chapters on J.E.B. Stuart, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Wade Hampton, John Mosby, John Hunt Morgan, and many more
    The long trail back by Todhunter Ballard( Book )
    4 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
    After the bitter years of the Civil War, Reese Carstairs leads the remaining members of a once proud troop of Confederate Cavalry back to the lush valley of the Medicine Bow, to the ranch his brother was keeping for him
    Glory at a gallop : tales of the Confederate cavalry by William R Brooksher( Book )
    5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
    The raiders of 1862 by James D Brewer( Book )
    2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
    During 1862, a pivotal year in the War Between the States, Southern cavalry leaders Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong, Brig. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest, and Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan conducted cavalry raids that had both an immediate tactical effect and a long-term strategic impact upon Federal offensive operations in the Mississippi Valley, central Kentucky, and western Tennessee. The Raiders of 1862 examines the tactics that made each raid more or less successful, as well as how the leadership style of each commander impacted the mission. Using detailed map studies, diary accounts, official records, memoirs, and even battlefield relic recoveries, this book presents new information - never before published - on each commander and how he executed his particular mission
    Horse soldiers : cavalry in the Civil War by Jean F Blashfield( Book )
    1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
    Examines the role played by cavalry, or horse soldiers, in both the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War
    Swords, stars, and bars by Lee McGiffin( Book )
    2 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
    Texans in the Confederate cavalry by Anne J Bailey( Book )
    6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
    Examines the contributions of the veteran Texas Rangers to the Civil War as "horse soldiers," and highlights their confrontations, in which they were often outnumbered but frequently managed to turn the tide of battle
    Fitz Lee : a military biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, C.S.A. by Edward G Longacre( Book )
    4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
    As the grandson of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and the nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee⁰́₄nicknamed "Fitz"⁰́₄was born into one of Virginia's most distinguished families.Upon graduation from West Point, Fitz Lee served in the U.S. Army until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he joined the Confederate cavalry forces. After participating in the Peninsula Campaign, he rapidly rose in rank, promoted first to brigadier general in July 1862, then to major general in the fall of 1863. Only twenty-seven years old, he commanded with distinction at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Severely wounded in 1864, he subsequently returned to service and was promoted to commander of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, which he led during the final campaigns of the war.After the war Fitz Lee served as governor of Virginia, commander of the U.S. Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, and postwar occupation commander in Cuba. He also wrote many popular works of military history and biography; his biography of Robert E. Lee is still in print.Acclaimed Civil War author Edward G. Longacre has combed family records, West Point cadet files, and the National Archives to produce a lively biography of one of the South's youngest and ablest cavalry commanders⁰́₄a man who later became one of America's most distinguished military leaders
    The trooper's manual, or, Tactics for light dragoons and mounted riflemen by J. Lucius Davis( Book )
    11 editions published between 1861 and 1981 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
    Wheeler's last raid by Lewis A Lawson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
    Fury on horseback by Ruth Ashby( Book )
    2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
    Chronicles the experiences of the men who served in the Civil War cavalry, including the Northern and Southern horsemen
    The campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. N.B. Forrest, and of Forrest's cavalry by Thomas Jordan( Book )
    7 editions published between 1868 and 1996 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
    Horses and mules in the Civil War : a complete history with a roster of more than 700 war horses by Gene C Armistead( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
    Horses and mules served during the Civil War in greater number and suffered more casualties than the men of the Union and Confederate armies combined. Using firsthand accounts, this history addresses the many uses of equines during the war, the methods by which they were obtained, their costs, their suffering on the battlefields and roads, their consumption by soldiers, and such topics as racing and mounted music. The book is supplemented by accounts of the "Lightning Mule Brigade," the "Charge of the Mule Brigade," five appendices and 37 illustrations. More than 700 Civil War equines are identified and described with incidental information and identification of their masters
    With pen and saber : the letters and diaries of J.E.B. Stuart's staff officers ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
    Cavalry raids of the Civil War by Robert W Black( Book )
    2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
    In war, the raid is the epitome of daring. Usually outnumbered, raiders launch surprise attacks behind enemy lines, taking prisoners, destroying communications, and seizing supplies. In the Civil War, these men marauded on horseback/ stunning opponents with their speed and mobility. This book covers the adventurous and often dangerous exploits of the Union and Confederate cavalry officers who had a flair for plunging into the enemy's lair
    Failure in the saddle : Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joe Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga campaign by David A Powell( Book )
    4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
    "[This book] is the first in-depth attempt to determine what role the Confederate cavalry played in both the loss of Chattanooga and the staggering number of miscues that followed up to, through, and beyond Chickamauga. Powell draws upon an array of primary accounts and his intimate knowledge of the battlefield to reach several startling conclusions: Bragg's experienced cavalry generals routinely fed him misleading information, failed to screen important passes and river crossings, allowed petty command politics to routinely influence their decision-making, and on more than one occasion disobeyed specific and repeated orders that may have changed the course of the campaign"--Jacket
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