5th NY Cav: The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War

   

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in New York Regimental Histories

Unit: 5th New York Cavalry

Unit Affiliation: (1), 3, Cavalry

Title: The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War

Author: Vincent L. Burns

BTC’s Take: A pretty standard modern regimental history from McFarland.  The only real Petersburg action for the 5th New York Cavalry was the Wilson-Kautz Raid from June 21-July 1, 1864.  Burns uses quite a few good primary sources, but uses the continued odd term “Official Record”, singular, to refer to the Official Records, and made at least one glaring factual error for the Battle of Cedar Creek, indicating John B. “Hood” was there rather than John B. Gordon.  Overall, the 5th New York Cavalry’s story is fairly well told, but the book could have used many, many more maps.

Book Summary/Review:

BTC Siege of Petersburg Book Notes:

Publisher: McFarland

Publication Date: 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-7690-9

Links to Read/Buy:

  1. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (Google Books)
  2. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (Amazon.com)

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