Those Damn Horse Soldiers

True Tales of the Civil War Cavalry

George Walsh

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Many accounts of the Civil War battles, armies, and key figures have been written over the years, but none have looked at the bloodiest war in our nation's history through the eyes of the cavalry. The horse soldiers in the Civil War are often referred to as the last of the cavaliers, men who valued their honor as much as their cause. In this sweeping saga George Walsh brings to life anew the gallant horse soldiers of the North and South, showing in dramatic detail how their raids and expeditions affected the outcome of the war and how their fortunes waxed and waned.

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Chapter One 
THE EAST, MARCH 23–JUNE 6:
ASHBY IN THE SHENANDOAH
 
Thirty-three-year-old, soft-spoken Turner Ashby, whose forebears had fought with distinction in all of America’s wars, would himself come to fame during a few short months in 1862 as the daring commander of the 7th Virginia Cavalry during Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign. But on this fateful March 23, as the Confederates neared the hamlet of Kernstown, just south of Winchester, he was unwittingly leading his chief into disaster. Jackson with his badly outnumbered force earlier had withdrawn from Winchester

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"Walsh writes fluently, emphasizing narrative more than analysis and blending good battle scenes, soundly chosen quotations, vivid character sketches, and abundantly thorough research. Thereby, he attains a very high level of popular historiography."--Booklist on "Whip the Rebellion"

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George Walsh

GEORGE WALSH, is the former editor-in-chief at Macmillan Publishing Group and a longtime journalist. He discovered and published the Pulitzer Prize--winning Civil War classic The Killer Angels, which still has more than two and half million copies in print. He lives in New York City.

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Those Damn Horse Soldiers
True Tales of the Civil War Cavalry
George Walsh

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
May 2013
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ISBN: 9781466845619
ISBN10: 1466845619
480 pages
$7.99
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