Lee's Cavalrymen: A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

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Stackpole Books, 2002 - History - 468 pages
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A companion to his previous work, Lincoln's Cavalrymen, this volume focuses on the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia -- its leadership, the military life of its officers and men as revealed in their diaries and letters, the development of its tactics as the war evolved, and the influence of government policies on its operational abilities. All the major players and battles are involved, including Joseph E. Johnston, P. G. T Beauregard, and J. E. B. Stuart. As evidenced in his previous books, Longacre's painstakingly thorough research will make this volume as indispensable a reference as its predecessor.

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Ed Longacre has written more than20 books and 100 journal and magazine articles on the Civil War. "The Cavalry at Gettysburg" won the Fletcher Pratt Award as the best book of Civil War nonfiction. "Pickett, Leader of the Charge" was a finalist for the Douglas Southall Freeman Award. Lee's Cavalrymen was a main selection of the History Book Club. He was a historical advisor to the 1993 motion picture "Gettysburg". Ed Longacre lives in Newport News, Virginia, where he is a civilian historian for the United States Air Force.

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