The Battle of Brandy Station: North America's Largest Cavalry Battle by Eric Wittenberg
Just before dawn on June 9, 1863, Union soldiers materialized from a thick fog near the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River to ambush sleeping Confederates. The ensuing struggle, which lasted throughout the day, was to be known as the Battle of Brandy Station--the largest cavalry battle ever fought on North American soil. Meticulously captured by historian Eric J. Wittenberg, these events marked a major turning point in the Civil War: the waning era of Confederate cavalry dominance in the East gave way to a confident and powerful Union mounted arm. This fascinating volume features a GPS guided tour of the battlefield with illustrations and maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.
"Wittenberg is even-handed, covering both sides in detail and meting out praise and criticism often to the same individuals. His use of first-person accounts and a well-honed ability to describe cavalry fighting bring the thunder of thousands of hooves, the clang of steel upon steel and the crack of carbines to life for the reader…As a work on a very important episode in the development of cavalry fighting in the Civil War, this book is highly recommended." --Kenneth Williams, Civil War News
This book quickly became the standard reference on this, the largest cavalry battle in North America. It has the type of detail a wargamer enjoys.
Paper back, 6" x 9", 272 p, illustrated cover by Don Troiani, photos, maps, appendices, endnotes, bibliography.
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