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Edward Longacre, The Cavalry at Gettysburg, 1st ed.

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Edward Longacre effectively summarizes mounted warfare in The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War’s Pivotal Campaign, 9 June – 14 July, 1863. 

Edward Longacre, well-established as a leading authority on Civil War cavalry, analyzes both the gallant cavaliers of J.E.B. Stuart’s force, and the quickly maturing horsemen of Alfred Pleasonton’s Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac.

From the opening engagements of the campaign at Brandy Station and Aldie, to the climactic cavalry battle of the third day at Gettysburg, and finally through the pursuit to the Potomac River, we learn about the fast-moving and hard-hitting engagements between Union and confederate horsemen.

The research yields many previously undisclosed facts about the campaign, and these in turn challenge entrenched beliefs about mid-nineteenth century mounted tactics, and the merits of commanders North and South.

Near Fine condition with later issue dust jacket.

Longacre, Edward G. The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War’s Pivotal Campaign, 9 June – 14 July, 1863. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, 1986. 1st edition, 338p., illustrations, maps.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 4 in