Confederate Cavalryman - Warrior Series
This title looks at how the
men of the Confederate cavalry were recruited, trained, lived and fought.
Both routine and campaign life are covered, as well as the weapons and
equipment that served them in their combat roles. Key encounters such as
the 1863 clash at Brandy Station
are also included in this authoritative text. 64 pgs., 75 B&W and color
photos and illustrations, 7¼"x 9¾", sfbd.
Brandy Station 1863
First Step Towards Gettysburg, Beattie. Through
detailed maps, birds-eye-views, period photographs and color battle
scenes, this book examines the Battle of Brandy Station – fought on June
9, 1863, in Culpeper County, Virginia, between the Union cavalry led by
Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton and the Confederate cavalry led by Maj. Gen.
J.E.B Stuart – which was the largest cavalry clash of the Civil War and
marked the opening round of Robert E. Lee’s second invasion of the North.
96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7¼”x 9¾”, softcover.
The Battle of Brandy Station (VA): North America's Largest Cavalry Battle (Civil War Sesquicentennial)
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.
Last Charge at Brandy Station - Art Print
In the early hours of June
9, 1863, over 10,000 Union troops silently crossed the Rappahannock River
and set in motion the Civil War's largest and most hotly fought cavalry
contest: the Battle of Brandy Station. 24"x 18" limited edition
print is signed and numbered by the artist.
The Mortal Encounter
During the Battle of Brandy
Station, an early morning fight on the dusty Beverly Road proved the
bravery of Union Colonel Benjamin F. "Grimes" Davis - and cost him his
life. This type of close-in, man-to-man combat was typical of much of the
cavalry fighting during the Civil War. Print measures 18"x 11½".
Duel at Yew Ridge
A surprise encounter on June 9, 1863 at Brandy Station,
Virginia grew to be the largest cavalry engagement of the Civil War. While
organizing a skillful retreat on Yew Ridge, Brig. Gen. W.H.F. "Rooney"
Lee, son of General
Robert E. Lee, was singled out by a young Yankee
Captain named Wesley Merritt - and with the point of his saber, demanded
the Confederate General's surrender. Lee responded by slashing with his
saber, narrowly missing Merritt's head and taking his hat instead. 22"x
18" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.