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In the First Line of Battle: The 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War

by Blackwell Jr., Samuel M.
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Retail Price: $35.00
Issue: Spring 2002
ISBN: 0875802796

The men of the 12th served in every theater, in every capacity, throughout the war and beyond, standing guard in the conquered South during Reconstruction. Blackwell follows the regiment at high gallop through their beginnings as eager soldiers seeking a quick end to war, to experienced warriors still on duty after Appamattox.

review of In the First Line of Battle: The 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War, by Blackwell Jr., Samuel M., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2002).