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From the no-man’s-land between American and British lines in New York and New Jersey to the scorching pine forests of the South, the cavalry of both armies fought valiantly throughout the American Revolution. In this volume, nine noted historians and writers explore several aspects of cavalry’s role in the war, which has often been overlooked in general histories.
The topics covered include the development of the Continental Army’s cavalry arm, European influences on American cavalry training and tactics, accounts of several important cavalry raids and battles, and histories of mounted units such as the Continental Light Dragoons and the British army’s Queen’s Rangers and “Black Dragoons,” the latter force composed entirely of former slaves. The essays also examine the roles of important commanders, including American Brigadier General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, British cavalry leader John Graves Simcoe, and the American prisoners of war who switched sides and served in the “British Legion.”
Featuring essays by acclaimed military historians Gregory J. W. Urwin and Lawrence E. Babits, Cavalry of the American Revolution is an engaging, multi-faceted look at an important aspect of the war.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Westholme Publishing ( May 17, 2012 )
Item #: 13-619848
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.25 x 0.76inches
Product Weight: 16.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)