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- DescriptionGeorge Armstrong Custer's fabled Fifth Regiment fought with great distinction throughout the war and suffered the thrid highest total of men killed in the entire Union cavalry. A twenty-four-year-old farmer and new father from Hopkins, Michigan, named James Henry Avery was one of Custer's feared Wolverines. Besides eloquently describing his personal experiences, Sergeant Avery's wartime journals and postwar reminiscences provide uniquely detailed descriptions of Civil War cavalry movements and the only kwn account that addresses the escape of elements of the Fifth Michigan Cavalry on the first day of the Battle of Trevilian Station.
- Author BiographyEric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War cavalry historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Wittenberg has authored more than two dozen articles in popular magazines and a dozen books, including (with co-authors J. David Petruzzi and Michael F. Nugent) One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4 - 14, 1863; The Battle of Brandy Station; and (with J. David Petruzzi) Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg. Eric's first book, Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions, won the prestigious 1998 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award.
- Author(s)Eric J. Wittenberg,James Henry Avery,Karla Jean Husby
- PublisherPotomac Books Inc
- Date of Publication23/02/2006
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleMemories of War
- Place of PublicationDulles
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBrassey's US
- Content Note12 maps, 28 b&w photos
- Weight181 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine15 mm
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