Sherman's Horsemen: Union Cavalry Operations in the Atlanta Campaign

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Indiana University Press, 1999年3月22日 - 688 頁
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Approaching Atlanta in July of 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman knew he was facing the most important campaign of his career. Lacking the troops and the desire to mount a long siege of the city, Sherman was eager for a quick, decisive victory. A change of tactics was in order. He decided to call on the cavalry. Over the next seven weeks, Sherman's horsemen - under the command of Generals Rousseau, Garrard, Stoneman, McCook, and Kilpatrick - destroyed supplies and tore up miles of railroad track in an attempt to isolate the city. This book tells the story of those raids. After initial successes, the cavalrymen found themselves caught up in a series of daring and deadly engagements, including a failed attempt to push south to liberate the prisoners at the infamous prison camp at Andersonville. Through exhaustive research, David Evans has been able to recreate a vivid, captivating, and meticulously detailed image of the day-by-day life of the Union horse soldier. Based largely upon previously unpublished materials, Sherman's Horsemen provides the definitive account of this hitherto neglected aspect of the American Civil War.

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Well document history of Sherman's cavalry during the Atlanta campaign. The author used regimental histories of the cavalry and artillery units assigned to the cavalry. It breaks the myths that the ... 閱讀評論全文

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Crossing the Chattahoochee July 3July 10 1864
1
Operations Along the Chattahoochee River July 110 1864
8
The cotton mills near Roswells town square
14
An Ass of Eminent Gifts
29
Lovell Harrison Rousseau
33
Pontoon bridge at Decatur Alabama
44
To Moores Bridge and Back July 1July 18 1864
47
The New Manchester Manufacturing Company
53
Cross Keys to Sunshine Church July 30July 31 1864
320
Battle of Sunshine Church July 31 1864
325
Thomas H Butler
338
Sunshine Church to Marietta July 31August 4 1864
341
Back from Oblivion July 30August 12 1864
355
Horace Capron
368
John Thomas Croxton
375
Troopers in the Trenches August 1August 17 1864
377

William Douglas Hamilton
130
Thomas Joshua Harrison
150
Garrards Raid July 2124 1864
176
The courthouse at Decatur Georgia
193
Converging Columns July 2431 1864
196
William Hicks Jackson
233
Battle at Browns Mill July 30July 31 1864
256
Battle of Browns Mill July 30 1864
258
James Patton Brownlow
268
McCooks Raid July 30August 3 1864
273
The Chattahoochee River
278
Latimers Crossroads to Clinton and the Oconee River
291
Stonemans Raid July 27August 4 1864
292
Clinton to Walnut Creek July 29July 30 1864
304
Sandtown to Stevens Crossroads
404
Stevens Crossroads to Lees Mill
418
Lawrence Sullivan Ross
419
Lees Mill to Buckhead August 20August 22 1864
438
Battle of Lovejoys Station August 20 1864
439
EPILOGUE
468
To the Gates of Atlanta July 10July 20 1864
498
Eastaboga to Loachapoka July 15July 17 1864
510
Opelika to Marietta July 19July 22 1864
516
Garrards Raid July 21July 24 1864
522
Turners Ferry to Flint River July 27July 29 1864
531
BIBLIOGRAPHY
593
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David Evans is a writer and historian and the author of numerous articles on the Civil War.

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