Sherman's Horsemen: Union Cavalry Operations In The Atlanta Campaign

Paperback | August 26, 1999

byDavid Evans

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"... massively researched... those seeking a richly detailed journal of the cavalry's role in one of the war's crucial campaigns will find this book irreplaceable." -Blue & Gray Magazine

"This volume is meticulously detailed and comes to some convincing conclusions." -The Journal of American History

"A vivid account of the campaign that helped decide the outcome of the Civil War.... A rich narrative that will delight students of the Civil War." -Kirkus Reviews

Attempting a quick, decisive victory in the 1864 struggle for Atlanta, William Tecumseh Sherman's cavalry wreaked havoc in the countryside around the city. This book, based largely upon previously unpublished materials, tells the story of Sherman's raids. 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 Yankee horse soldier.

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Imagine finding yourself far behind enemy lines, not knowing what lies ahead -- or whether you will live or die. This is how a group of Union cavalrymen felt during the battle for Atlanta, a battle that decided the outcome of the American Civil War. In Sherman’s Horsemen, David Evans brings to life the fatigue, fear and brutality these...

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"... massively researched... those seeking a richly detailed journal of the cavalry's role in one of the war's crucial campaigns will find this book irreplaceable." -Blue & Gray Magazine"This volume is meticulously detailed and comes to some convincing conclusions." -The Journal of American History"A vivid account of the campaign that ...

David Evans is a writer and historian and the author of numerous articles on the Civil War.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.76 inPublished:August 26, 1999Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253213193

ISBN - 13:9780253213198

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Table of Contents

Order of Battle
Preface
Introduction

1. Crossing the Chattahoochee, July 3-July 10, 1864
2. "An Ass of Eminent Gifts"
3. To Moore's Bridge and Back, July 1-July 18, 1864
4. To the Gates of Atlanta, July 10-July 20, 1864
5. A Costly Mistake, July 21-July 22, 1864
6. Rousseau's Raid: Decatur to Eastaboga, July 10-July 15, 1864
7. Rousseau's Raid: Eastaboga to Loachapoka, July 15-July 17,1864
8. Rousseau's Raid: Working on the Railroad, July 17-July 18,1864
9. Rousseau's Raid: Opelika to Marietta, July 19-July 22, 1864
10. Garrard's Raid, July 21-July 24, 1864
11. Converging Columns, July 24-July 31, 1864
12. McCook's Raid: Turner's Ferry to Flint River, July 27-July 29,1864
13. McCook's Raid: Flint River to Newman, July 29-July 30, 1864
14. McCook's Raid: Battle at Brown's Mill, July 30-July 31, 1864
15. McCook's Raid: The Chattahoochee River to Marietta, July 31-August 3, 1864
16. Stoneman's Raid: Latimer's Crossroads to Clinton and the Oconee River, July 27-July 30, 1864
17. Stoneman's Raid: Clinton to Walnut Creek, July 29-July 30, 1864
18. Stoneman's Raid: Cross Keys to Sunshine Church, July 30-July 31, 1864
19. Stoneman's Raid: Sunshine Church to Marietta, July 31-August 4, 1864
20. Back from Oblivion, July 30-August 12, 1864
21. Troopers in the Trenches, August 1-August 17, 1864
22. Kilpatrick's Raid: Sandtown to Stevens' Crossroads, August 17-August 19, 1864
23. Kilpatrick's Raid: Stevens' Crossroads to Lee's Mill, August 19-August 20, 1864
24. Kilpatrick's Raid: Lee's Mill to Buckhead, August 20-August 22, 1864
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

Imagine finding yourself far behind enemy lines, not knowing what lies ahead -- or whether you will live or die. This is how a group of Union cavalrymen felt during the battle for Atlanta, a battle that decided the outcome of the American Civil War. In Sherman’s Horsemen, David Evans brings to life the fatigue, fear and brutality these men faced throughout the six raids that changed the course of this historic conflict.