1st VT Cav: A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson

   

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AVermontCavalrymanInLoveWilliamWells1stVTCavalryHoffman2007Unit: 1st Vermont Cavalry

Unit Affiliation: (2), 3, Cavalry

Title: A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson

Author: Elliott W. Hoffman (editor)

SOPO’s Take: Books published by Schroeder Publications tend to be VERY detailed and VERY good.  A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson is another winner from this talented publisher. Editor Elliott W. Hoffman first edited these letters in a Masters Thesis at the University of Vermont in 1972.  William Wells went from the rank of private all the way to brevet Brigadier General, serving as a brigade commander in Custer’s Cavalry Division during the final battles of the war in the East.  Wells commanded the 1st Vermont Cavalry in the early days of the Siege of Petersburg before moving with his division to the Shenandoah Valley for the remainder of 1864 and into 1865.  He and his men only came back in March 1865 with Union Cavalry commander Phil Sheridan, participating in the final battles of the Siege of Petersburg as well as the Appomattox Campaign.  Read his edited and annotated letters to and from his future wife Anna Richardson, whom he married three days after his service ended.

Book Summary/Review:

    BTC Siege of Petersburg Book Notes:

      Publisher: Schroeder Publications

      Publication Date: 2007

      ISBN-13: 1-889246-51-4

      Links to Read/Buy:

      1. A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson (Google Books)
      2. A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson (Amazon.com)

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