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ISBN: 0811700518
Author: Edward G. Longacre
Language: English
Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1 edition (July 1, 2003)
Pages: 2
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.8
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Cavalry at Appomattox Hardcover – July 1, 2003. by Edward G. Longacre (Author). Longacre's narrative covers the actions of the Union and Confederate cavalry in the last two weeks of the Civil War in the east

Cavalry at Appomattox Hardcover – July 1, 2003. Longacre's narrative covers the actions of the Union and Confederate cavalry in the last two weeks of the Civil War in the east. The book begins with a brief discussion of the development of both forces during the course of the war in the east, and highlights effectively the rise of the Union forces, and the decline of the South's, during the last 2 years of the war, and the why's of it all.

The Battle of Appomattox Station was fought between a Union Army (Army of the Potomac, Army of the James, Army of the Shenandoah) cavalry division under the command of Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer and Confederate . .

The Battle of Appomattox Station was fought between a Union Army (Army of the Potomac, Army of the James, Army of the Shenandoah) cavalry division under the command of Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Army of Northern Virginia artillery units commanded by Brigadier General Lindsay Walker with support from some dismounted cavalrymen, artillerymen armed with muskets and some stragglers on April 8, 1865, at Appomattox Station, Virginia during the Appomattox.

Longacre, Edward G. The Cavalry at Appomattox: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Climactic Campaign, March 27 – April 9, 1865. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 978-0-8117-0051-1. p. 39. ^ Wyrick, 2014, p. 244.

by Edward G. Longacre. The final campaign of the American Civil War in the eastern theatre witnessed the zenith of American cavalry warfare, the salient aspect of the operation. The Appomattox Campaign not only determined whether the conflict would continue, but also which army had better assimilated the intricate, difficult lessons of mounted service.

The Cavalry at Appomattox book. The Cavalry at Appomattox: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Climactic Campaign, March 27-April 9, 1865. by. Edward G.

Stackpole Books, 2003 - 272 sayfa. The outcome indicated why the Union troopers emerged victorious: They displayed greater tactical versatility - the ability to fight mounted and afoot - whereas the Confederate horsemen considered the outdated 'saber charge' the essence of mounted battle. The Cavalry at Appomattox: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Climactic Campaign, March 27-April 9 1865.

For cavalry and/or Gettysburg enthusiasts, this book is a must; for other Civil War buffs, it possesses the qualities sought by students of the conflict. bristles with analysis, details, judgements, personality profiles, and evaluations and combat descriptions, even down to the squadron and company levels. The mounted operations of the campaign from organizational, strategic, and tactical viewpoints are examined thoroughly.

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Cavalry at Appomattox by Longacre, Edward G. Winik, Jay. April 1865: The Month That Saved America. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. ISBN 978-0-06-089968-4.

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The final campaign of the American Civil War in the eastern theatre witnessed the zenith of American cavalry warfare, the salient aspect of the operation. The Appomattox Campaign not only determined whether the conflict would continue, but also which army had better assimilated the intricate, difficult lessons of mounted service. The outcome indicated why the Union troopers emerged victorious. They displayed greater tactical versatility - the ability to fight mounted and afoot - whereas the Confederate horsemen considered the outdated 'saber charge' the essence of mounted battle.

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Hra
Longacre's narrative covers the actions of the Union and Confederate cavalry in the last two weeks of the Civil War in the east. The text accounts for 200 of the book's 272 pages, the rest going to notes, an impressive 33 page bibliography and index.
The book begins with a brief discussion of the development of both forces during the course of the war in the east, and highlights effectively the rise of the Union forces, and the decline of the South's, during the last 2 years of the war, and the why's of it all. Then the focus turns to the strategic setting and battles that ended the Seige of Petersburg, including Dinwiddie Court House and Five Forks.
The last half of the book takes the reader through the Union pursuit of the retreating Army of Northern Virginia, to the Surrender at Appomattox. Though the cavalry's operations are his focus, Longacre renders well the context of their operations. He particularly pays attention to the Army of the James and its role in bringing Lee to ground.
The author clearly has an extensive knowledge of Civil War Cavalry, and has written many books on the subject. This isn't a bad book, but it won't go down as one of his best. It has a certain assembly-line quality to it. It covers the subject adequately enough, although some portions cry out for more detail, like the fighting at Paineville, Virginia. It is written well enough, albeit ending rather abruptly. It is organized well enough. In fact, the only severe problem is the inadequate maps, especially for a book titled a tactical study. Those few there are lack detail, and over and over again, I had to dig out other sources to find more complete battle maps and maps where I could actually find locations cited in Longacre's book.
I have a better appreciation after reading this book of the Sheridan's role in the campaign, but I would have appreciated more analysis and assessment of the other leaders' performance.
While I don't regret buying this book, it's hard to recommend it. Those knowledgable of the campaign may find some insights, but little that is new. Those unfamiliar with the campaign are likely to be stymied by the paucity and quality of the maps.
Dukinos
I enjoyed this small book at the final stages of the war particularly some of the minor battles of the campaign. I particularly enjoyed the section on Five Forks that was very large in scope in contrast with most of the described battles and the map was well laid out in that although not complex, it demonstrated well where the V corps was in relation to Sheridan's calvary and the east angle of the Confederate line. The book does not over awe the reader in detail but for someone familar with the retreat, it was refreshing that the book moved along at a pretty good pace. And I particularly enjoyed finding the ocassional nuggett of information that I did not know, such as the animosity between Rosser and Mumford, or know very well. I also enjoyed reading about the battle of High Bridge, which was a modest battle by most standards but a desperate battle fought earnestly by both sides with devastating loss as the war was coming to an obvious end. My own personal visit there recently made that section exciting to read. It would have been exceptional if the author did provide maps showing more geography to better understand the different routes that Lee and Grant took along with their cavalry. The strength of the supplied maps was their small scale presentation of battles that were quite good such as the final battle for the road to Lynchburg just outside Appomattox Station. Perhaps the only criticism besides maps of a greater scope was explaining how Lee's Army semed to constantly be blind as the Army seemed to stumble into traps (Sailor's Creek)and never seemed to know when Sheridan was going to cut them off (Jetersville) or capture their trains. The author does note that Fitz Lee was frequently in the rear protecting the wagons or rear guard and that may have been the climatical advanatge Sheridan had over the cavalry of the ANV, fresh mounts and more men. The advanatge hastened Lee's troops to their physical detriment, cut off supplies and disected their trains. Makes one wonder if Wade Hampton would have been more effective but the reduced ANV cavalry was probably too undermanned for anyone. The other note, was that at Amelia Courthouse, Marvel has pointed out that Lee's delay was not to search for food that did not exist but to wait for Ewell's forces to find a way across the river since his pontoons never appeared. The author sticks to the older theory but Marvel makes a good point, Ewell had difficulty and why would you stay where there is no food. But the book has some very good descriptions particularly of Pickett who literally seems to be falling apart well before the end. Obviously, the strength of the author's biography lent itself well with Pickett. Also numerous pictures and a good shot of the High Bridge.
Westened
Longacre needs to stop churning out so MANY books, and start writing better ones. This book is way overpriced, is small with large print, and due to the general and shallowly-researched content, is simply not worth the purchase. This work sharply contrasts with his much better recent works on the Federal and Confederate cavalry.
There is much more of the story to tell about the cavalry during the final days of the war, and Longacre did not do it with this one. Don't waste your money or time.

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