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Nicknamed 'Kill-Cavalry', cavalry commander Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was also the most notorious scoundrel in the Union army. Kilpatrick lied, thieved, and whored his way through the Civil War, yet managed to attain the stars of a major general. This biography profiles one of the most interesting soldiers to wear Union blue.
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Stackpole Books
(first published November 1996)
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Apr 17, 2014 Jim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Military history buffs.
Every so often you read a book that involves you so much that you wish you could affect the ending in some way, even though you already know the outcome. This was such a book: even though I knew That General Judson Kilpatrick survived the war, he was such an odious individual that I kept hoping he would catch a minie ball in the nackers or contract some loathsome disease from the whores he frequented. If this officer was typical of Union soldiery, it is amazing that the ranks of the Confederacy ...more