Horse Soldiers at Gettysburg
- American History, American Revolution and The Civil War
Experience the horsepower of Gettysburg
Cavalry operations during the Gettysburg campaign have been well covered, but never like this. Author Daniel Murphy explores the grand sweep of cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign, from Lee’s crossing of the Rappahannock, through the epic three-day clash in Pennsylvania, to the conclusion of Lee’s retreat. But more than that, in a book blending strategy, tactics, and campaign narrative with an equestrian’s sense for what it’s like to ride and manage horses, Murphy brings a horseman’s eye to the story of Gettysburg and captures how individual cavalrymen experienced the campaign from the saddle.
Horse-soldiering was a unique way of doing battle, and Murphy gives it more justice and nuanced description than any author has yet given it.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||June 1, 2023|