Confederate Cavalry West of the River by Stephen B. OatesConfederate Cavalry West of the River by Stephen B. Oates

Confederate Cavalry West of the River

byStephen B. Oates

Paperback | January 1, 1992

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Another Confederate cavalry raid impends. You hear the snort of an impatient horse, the leathery squeaking of saddles, the low-voiced commands of officers, the muffled cluck of guns cocked in preparation—then the sudden rush of motion, the din of another attack.

This classic story seeks to illuminate a little-known theater of the Civil War—the cavalry battles of the Trans-Mississippi West, a region that included Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, the Indian Territory, and part of Louisiana. Stephen B. Oates traces the successes and defeats of the cavalry; its brief reinvigoration under John S. "Rip" Ford, who fought and won the last battle of the war at Palmetto Ranch; and finally, the disintegration of this once-proud fighting force.

Title:Confederate Cavalry West of the RiverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292711522

ISBN - 13:9780292711525

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Recruiting the Volunteers, 1861
  • 2. The Organization of the Cavalry, 1862
  • 3. Food and Clothing
  • 4. Arms and Mounts
  • 5. Campaigning: Cane Hill and Prairie Grove
  • 6. Raiding Federal Missouri
  • 7. Closing Scenes
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A. List of Confederate Cavalry Regiments and Battalions from the Trans-Mississippi
    • Appendix B. Total Strength of Cavalry Units Raised in the Trans-Mississippi
    • Appendix C. Organization of Price's Cavalry Corps
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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This classic story told in narrative form seeks to illuminate a little-known theater of the Civil War-the cavalry of the Trans-Mississippi West-a region that included Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, the Indian Territory, and part of Louisana. Stephen Oates examines the Trans-Mississippi cavalry, acknowledged to have been one of the best ever mounted, and describes its organization and recruitment of troops (mostly cowboys and farmers).