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The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations during the Civil War's Pivotal Campaign, 9 June-14 July 1863

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"Bristles with analysis, details, judgments, personality profiles, and evaluations and combat descriptions, even down to the squadron and company levels."-Civil War Times Illustrated
Paperback, 340 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Bison Books
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Steven Peterson
Aug 23, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it
This book, authored by Edward Longacre, tells the tale of Union and Confederate cavalry during the Gettysburg campaign--from Brandy Station to Lee's retreat to Virginia. As such, it does a good job of describing this subject. Longacre notes the value of this book (Page 9): ". . .no full length book has ever considered the contributions made by the mounted forces of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac between 9 June and 14 July 1863."

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David Elkin
Dec 31, 2011 David Elkin rated it liked it
An interesting if understudied part of the Civil War-I only gave it 3 stars because at times it did seem to drag. Some parts were very interesting, but overall, Longacre is a solid historian but only a passable wordsmith. The importance of the Cavalry cannot be underestimated so the book is worth a read to Civil War Buffs. Casual readers may find it dry.
Fredrick Danysh
The role of the cavalry forces from both sides at the Battle of Gettysburg is examined. Successes and failures of mission are looked at and how they affected the outcome of the battle.
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