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Lincoln's Cavalrymen: A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of the Potomac

by Longacre, Edward G.
Publisher: Stackpole
Retail Price: $34.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0811710491

Historian Edward G. Longacre prepared this comprehensive account of Union cavalry in the Army of the Potomac by consulting "printed works and government documents, including regimental, brigade, division, and corps headquarters records, but also through a mass of hitherto-unpublished first-person material---more than 400 collections of letters, diaries, and memoirs written by the officers and men who fought from Yorktown and Williamsburg to Petersburg, the Shenandoah Valley, and Appomattox." Longacre concludes that Union troopers achieved cavalry supremacy in the East because of superior arms, horse, tactics, and training.

review of Lincoln's Cavalrymen: A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of the Potomac, by Longacre, Edward G., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).