Battle of Brandy Station, The: North America's Largest by Eric J. Wittenberg,O. James Lighthizer

By Eric J. Wittenberg,O. James Lighthizer

prior to sunrise on June nine, 1863, Union squaddies materialized from a thick fog close to the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River to ambush drowsing Confederates. the consequent fight, which lasted in the course of the day, was once to be often called the conflict of Brandy Station--the biggest cavalry conflict ever fought on North American soil. Meticulously captured by means of historian Eric J. Wittenberg, those occasions marked a massive turning aspect within the Civil conflict: the waning period of accomplice cavalry dominance within the East gave strategy to a convinced and robust Union fixed arm. This attention-grabbing quantity incorporates a GPS guided travel of the battlefield with illustrations and maps through grasp cartographer Steven Stanley.

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