LONGACRE, EDWARD G.
Title Lee's Cavalrymen: A History Of The Mounted Forces Of The Army Of Northern Virginia, 1861 - 1865.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012.
Seller ID 82107X1
Chronicles the operations and experiences of the Northern Virgina cavalry Since the first histories of the Civil War appeared after Appomattox, the cavalry has received intermittent, uneven, and even romanticized coverage. Historian Edward G. Longacre has corrected this oversight. Lee's Cavalrymen, not only details the organizational and operational history of the mounted arm of the Army of Northern Virginia but also examines the personal experiences of officers and men. Longacre chronicles the salient characteristics of the regiments, brigades, and divisions, and explores the evolution of cavalry leadership, with emphasis on the personalities, interpersonal relationships, and operational styles of J. E. B. Stuart, Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee, and other influential commanders. He has consulted dozens of collections of letters, diaries, and memoirs by cavalrymen of all ranks, and his careful study of North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia newspapers unearthed rare cavalry-specific dispatches. Longacre also makes extensive use of an unpublished memoir of Gen. Wade Hampton, Stuart's second-in-command. A provocative analysis of the mounted army's organization, leadership, and tactics, Lee's Cavalrymen is a study that no Civil War enthusiast will want to miss. Edward G. Longacre is the author of numerous articles and twenty-four books on the Civil War, including The Cavalry atGettysburg, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award for best nonfiction book on the Civil War, and Gentleman and Soldier: A Biographyof Wade Hampton III, winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award. "A major work . . . Longacre succeeds brilliantly in showing us a crucial, much-tested force." -- Publishers Weekly
(Key Words: Military History, Robert E. Lee, United States Civil War, Edward G. Longacre, American Civil War, United States History).