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Union Cavalryman 1861-65 (Warrior)
by Philip Katcher
Binding: Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Weight: 0.53 pound
Dimension: H: 0.25 x L: 9.71 x W: 7.26 inches
ISBN 10: 1855324628
ISBN 13: 9781855324626
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Book Description:
The bombardment by Confederate artillery of Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861 was the spark that finally ignited the American Civil War, quickly bringing thousands of eager volunteers for the Union cause. It proved especially easy to raise cavalry, since recruits naively believed that their military duties would be easier than in the infantry. This book investigates all aspects of the life and experiences of a Union trooper, covering enlistment, training, uniforms, weapons, cavalry tactics and the discrepancy between the recruit's view of swashbuckling charges and heroic hand to hand combat and the less glorious reality.


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