CD: History of the United States Cavalry, From the Formation of the Federal Government to the 1st of June 1863.
CD: History of the United States Cavalry, From the Formation of the Federal Government to the 1st of June 1863. To which is added a list of all the cavalry regiments, with the names of their commanders, which have been in the United States service since the breaking out of the rebellion - Albert G. Brackett. This is probably the first such work on the U.S. Cavalry to be published. To that end, this modest-sized volume is packed with information about many aspects of the horse soldiers. Beginning with the cavalry's origins in 1793, the history moves through the War of 1812, the Creek War, the Black Hawk War, the Florida War, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. It also covers the formation and disbanding of selected regiments, numerous battles and skirmishes, commentary on the lives and deaths of selected officers, the soldiering life, arms, horse care, and troubles with the Mormons. The author was well qualified to write this history; he served as an officer in the U.S. cavalry and also as the Special Inspector of Cavalry, Department of the Cumberland. New full name index. (1865), 2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, index, 349 pp. 101-CD2390 ISBN: 0788423908