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After Gettysburg by Robert Trout
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In After Gettysburg: Cavalry Operations in the Eastern Theater from July 14, 1863 to December 31, 1863, the cavalry forces of both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia become the focal point. ISBN 978-0-9794035-7-6
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9" X 6" hard cover, color DJ, 376 pages, full chapter maps

 

In After Gettysburg: Cavalry Operations in the Eastern Theater from July 14, 1863 to December 31, 1863, the cavalry forces of both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia become the focal point. With the Federal cavalry beginning to realize its full potential and the Confederate cavalry striving to maintain its proud record, the six months between the conclusion of the Gettysburg Campaign and the end of the year proved a crucial time. This period saw the infantry of both armies virtually idle – so idle that the Army of the Potomac detached two corps and the Army of Northern Virginia one corps to the Western Theater. However, the blue and the gray cavalry continued to perform the vital functions of reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance without which an army might be seriously or completely compromised. This volume explores these nearly constant operations and the numerous skirmishes and battles they precipitated. Hopefully, a better understanding of the cavalry’s service and of this particular period of the war will emerge.

Read one of many reviews in Civil War Books and Authors  This one written by Andrew Wagenhoffer.

Review on line at Civil War Book Review by Jeffry D. Wert, author of Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J.E.B. Stuart.

Review on line at wordpress.com... "....this is an absolutely beautiful book.  The publisher, Eagle Editions, Limited, produced a gem.  From cover art to page weight to binding it is a work of art.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in the less publicized periods of the war and cavalry enthusiasts.  Given the author’s placing of context for the campaign, I think it could be enjoyed by anyone from a Civil War novice to a veteran researcher.

 

 

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