The First Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War: A History

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McFarland, Dec 23, 2009 - History - 343 pages
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The First Vermont Cavalry participated in 75 major Civil War engagements from 1862 through 1865. As the state's only mounted regiment, riding Vermont-bred Morgan horses, the Cavalry unit battled some of the most notable Confederate cavalry commanders, mostly in Virginia. This history explores in detail the battles and leaders of the unit, including generals George Custer and Philip Sheridan.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
1 Recruitment
3
2 Training Days
10
3 Departure
15
4 Annapolis
21
5 Moving Up
26
6 Mt Jackson
35
7 Banks Advance
46
21 Gettysburg
165
22 Lees Retreat
185
23 Back in Virginia
195
24 The KilpatrickDahlgren Raid
211
25 Richmond Under Attack
224
26 The WilsonKautz Raid
233
27 Back to the Shenandoah
251
28 One Last Winter
269

8 About Face March to the Rear
53
9 Banks Retreat
60
10 The Williamsport Crossing
70
11 The Aftermath
79
12 More Hard Riding Under Pope
87
13 Rebuilding the Regiment
92
14 Ashbys Gap
100
15 Picketing and Patrolling
111
16 Aldie Mill
117
17 Herndon Station
125
18 Miskels Farm
134
19 Greenwich
147
20 Marching North
155
29 The Road to Appomattox
276
Epilogue
288
Appendix A
289
Appendix B
296
Appendix C
297
Appendix D
298
Appendix E
301
Appendix F
304
Chapter Notes
307
Bibliography
319
Index
325
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Joseph D. Collea, Jr., is the principal of Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vermont, and has been an educator for 40 years. A Fulbright Scholar, he studied at the American University in Cairo.

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