Cobb's Legion Cavalry: A History and Roster of the Ninth by Harriet Bey Mesic

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Cobb's Legion Cavalry: A heritage and Roster of the 9th Georgia Volunteers within the Civil battle КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: McFarland & corporation, IncАвтор(ы): Harriet Bey MesicЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2009Количество страниц: 377ISBN: 978-0-7864-3795-5Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 5,02 mb"The top regiment of both military, North or South"--this was once the outline of Cobb's Legion provided via accomplice normal Wade Hampton in the course of the Civil conflict. this massive and skilled unit performed an important position for the South in the course of the struggle. Their activities in additional than one hundred thirty battles and different engagements over the process the conflict are the topic of this publication. also, biographies of the officials and the approximately 1500 males of the regiment are integrated, in addition to documents of these who died, abandoned, or have been prisoners of battle. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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That night the cavalry camped in a pine grove; they dried their clothing in front of roaring campfires that they kept lit all night. The next morning, the cavalry followed a trail of burning houses and barns left by the Union army and skirmished with the enemy along the route, until they reached Fairfax, Virginia. When the Confederate cavalry rode into Fairfax, they planted their battle flag in the town square, where they were enthusiastically welcomed by the citizens of the town, who had endured the hardships of Union occupation for many months.

He told them, “We are now in enemy country. ”7 The men cheered and then the march resumed. ”8 The day was cloudy and dark, with intermittent showers throughout the day. A cold wind swirled around them and scattered the leaves falling from the trees. After a while, the mountains gave way to hills, which in turn gave way to flat fertile land. In the middle division, parties of six to twelve men under an officer would dash to the right or left and bring in horses from the farms. The horses were tied three together by their halters and led by a trooper riding alongside.

The enemy moved forward, placed a gun in the suburbs, and then opened fire down the crowded streets of the city, showing no regard for the safety of the civilians. The 30th Ohio Infantry and two companies of enemy cavalry were supporting the gun. Not wanting to endanger the population with gunfire, Stuart ordered his men to charge the enemy, in order to protect Hampton’s brigade as it retreated. During the course of the battle, Cobb’s Legion Cavalry made a saber charge in the streets of Frederick City, scattering the enemy in all directions and capturing Col.

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