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Sabres, Saddles, and Spurs William R. Carter

Sabres, Saddles, and Spurs

William R. Carter

Published August 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781572491441
Paperback
141 pages
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Sabres, Saddles, and Spurs is the diary of the war experiences of Lieutenant Colonel William R. Carter, a member, and often commander, of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Brigadier General William C. Wickhams Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Army of NorthernMoreSabres, Saddles, and Spurs is the diary of the war experiences of Lieutenant Colonel William R. Carter, a member, and often commander, of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Brigadier General William C. Wickhams Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Carter was mortally wounded at the Battle of Trevilian Station, the largest and bloodiest all cavalry battle of the Civil War. As modern students of the Civil War turn their attention more and more to the cavalry, the mobile arm of the commanders, accounts such as Carters supply the details of battle and life with the horses essential to that research. Carters writings are a chronicle of warfare from a cavalry commanders point of view. Here is Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia as its horsemen fought mounted and on foot.