Failure in the Saddle (Google eBook)

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Casemate Publishers, Sep 1, 2008 - History - 408 pages
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Despite the brutal nature of the Civil War, the Confederate cavalry has a storied and generally favourable relationship with its history. However, sometimes the whiff of romance present obscures history. Failure in the Saddle is the first study of its kind to examine the impact of the Confederate Cavalry on the larger Chickamauga campaign.

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Failure in the Saddle indicts Joe Wheeler for mishandling his new cavalry corps prior and during the battle of Chickamauga. The text is fine (despite its lazy editing which gets progressively worse ... Read full review

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The best book ever written in regards to American history.


Chapter 3
Rosecrans Retreats Bragg Pursues
Braggs Fitful Advance to Battle
Chapter 10
Chapter 14
Historians Evaluate the Campaign
A Cavalry Driving Tour
Appendix 4

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About the author (2008)

David A. Powell is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, class of 1983, with a BA in history. After graduating he went to work in the family business, CBS Messenger, in the Chicago area, but David never lost his intense interest in military history, especially in the American Civil War. He has published articles in a number of magazines, more than fifteen historical simulations of various battles, and led tours to various sites. For the past decade David's focus has been on the epic battle of Chickamauga.

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