Riding with Custer: Recollections of a Cavalryman in the Civil War pdf epub fb2

Riding with Custer: Recollections of a Cavalryman in the Civil War by J. H. Kidd, Gregory J. W. Urwin pdf epub fb2

Riding with Custer: Recollections of a Cavalryman in the Civil War Author: J. H. Kidd, Gregory J. W. Urwin
Title: Riding with Custer: Recollections of a Cavalryman in the Civil War
ISBN: 0803277814
ISBN13: 978-0803277816
Other Formats: mbr lrf mobi docx
Pages: 502 pages
Publisher: Bison Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 1997)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1627 kb
Size EPUB version: 1681 kb
Subcategory: Americas




Years before his fateful stand at the Little Bighorn, George Armstrong Custer fought in the Civil War, a bright and shiny brigadier general of volunteers in the Michigan Cavalry Brigade. Riding with Custer and his “Wolverines” was Captain James H. Kidd, who saw action extending from the raid on Richmond to Appomattox. Riding with Custer is a rousing and vivid illustration of the tactical worth of cavalry in the army. Kidd raised his own company, engaged in more than sixty battles, rose to colonel in 1864, and after conspicuous valor in the Valley Campaign of that year succeeded Custer as commander of the Michigan Brigade. When he wrote these memoirs several decades after the war, his recollections were sharp and indelible—among them the experience of fighting with Custer at Gettysburg, Falling Waters, the Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, and Cedar Creek. He describes life on the move in all kinds of weather and terrain, the sensation of combat, the pleasure of a cup of coffee, and, besides Custer, such famous generals as Judson Kilpatrick, Phil Sheridan, and Wesley Merritt. A reprint of the original 1908 edition, this Bison Book features a new index.