Lincoln's Cavalrymen
A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of the Potomac, 1861–1865
$21.95 Paperback

Lincoln’s Cavalrymen describes the organizational, administrative, and operational history of the mounted arm of “Mr. Lincoln’s Army.” Historian Edward G. Longacre consulted at least fifty manuscript collections pertaining to general officers of cavalry, as well as the unpublished letters and diaries of more than 450 officers and enlisted men, representing almost every mounted unit in the Army of the Potomac.

The result is the most comprehensive history of the Union cavalry to date. It covers the gamut of cavalry life—not only field operations but also the recruiting, organizing, mounting, remounting, equipping, training, tactical instruction, and war-long support of this critical branch of the nineteenthcentury army. The book vividly portrays the cavalry’s most influential commanders and assesses the depth and quality of its leadership. Longacre also seeks to place the cavalry in the context of the army and the war effort as a whole.

About The Author
Edward G. Longacre is a retired U.S. Department of Defense Historian and the author of numerous articles and books on the Civil War and U.S. military history, including The Cavalry at Gettysburg, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award, and Gentleman and Soldier: A Biography of Wade Hampton III, recipient of the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award.
Book Information
10 maps
488 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-4229-6
Published February 2012
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