Osprey Publishing CMB12 Confederate Cavalryman vs Union Cavalryman

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During the intense, sprawling conflict that was the American Civil War, both
Union and Confederate forces fielded substantial numbers of cavalry, which
carried out the crucial tasks of reconnaissance, raiding, and conveying
messages. The perception was that cavalry's effectiveness on the battlefield
would be drastically reduced in this age of improved infantry firearms. This
title, however, demonstrates how cavalry's lethal combination of mobility
and dismounted firepower meant it was still very much a force to be reckoned
with in battle, and charts the swing in the qualitative difference of the
cavalry forces fielded by the two sides as the war progressed. In this book,
three fierce cavalry actions of the American Civil War are assessed,
including the battles of Second Bull Run/Manassas (1862), Buckland Mills
(1863) and Tom's Brook (1864).


Ron Field is an internationally acknowledged expert on U.S. military
history. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982, he taught History at
Piedmont High School in California from 1982 to 1983, and was then Head of
History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water, UK, until his
retirement in 2007. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Company of
Military Historians, based in Washington, DC, and was awarded its Emerson
Writing Award in 2013.Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by
contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at
Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books,
predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles.



The opposing sides

Lewis Ford: August 30, 1862

Buckland Mills: October 19, 1863

Tom's Brook: October 9, 1864



Orders of Battle

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