24 b/w photos 38 maps 6 x 9* First full-length biography of the controversial Union cavalryman* Comprehensive, well-balanced treatment of the infamous Dahlgren Affair, the plot to assassinate Jefferson Davis Nicknamed "Kill-Cavalry" because of the unusually high casualty rate among his men, cavalry commander Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was also the most notorious scoundrel in the Union army. Kilpatrick...
Hardcover: 325 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books (January 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2090467
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I am from Aiken, South Carolina, which has some sort of memory of old Kill-Cavalry, as he fought a small and very unsuccessful raid into this little city, where he was met and whopped by rebel Gen. Joe Wheeler and his cavalry. Many tales of his stup...
ved, and whored his way through the Civil War, yet managed to attain the stars of a major general. But despite his faults-or perhaps because of them-he is a fascinating character. This exceptionally well-researched biography (all the more remarkable given that Kilpatrick's daughter destroyed all her father's papers after his death) profiles one of the most interesting soldiers to ever wear Union blue.Samuel J. Martin has published several articles in Civil War Times Illustrated, The Kepi, and Virginia Country, and is the author of Road to Glory: The Life of Confederate General Richard S. Ewell. This is his second book.