1st CT Cav: Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers

   

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RidingForUncleSamuel1stCtCavalryAngelovich2014Unit: 1st Connecticut Cavalry

Unit Affiliation: (1), 3, Cavalry

Title: Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers

Author: Robert B. Angelovich

SOPO’s Take: Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers is an excellent self-published look at the 1st Connecticut Cavalry.  Angelovich uses tons of first person accounts gleaned from manuscript collections as well as private sources.  His bibliography is solid and considers a variety of sources. This unit history doesn’t gloss over everything after Gettysburg as so many tend to do.  Instead, readers are given eight chapters on 1864 and three on 1865, as compared to only four on 1863, the “year of Gettysburg.”  This is an excellent book for those wanting to learn more about the Wilson-Kautz Raid, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, and the closing battles around Petersburg in 1865.

Book Summary/Review:

    BTC Siege of Petersburg Book Notes:

      Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Inner Workings

      Publication Date: 2014

      ISBN-13: 978-0-578-14045-2

      Links to Read/Buy:

      1. Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers (Google Books)
      2. Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers (Amazon.com)

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