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Early Georgia Portraits 1715-1870

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ISBN 10: 0820303704 / ISBN 13: 9780820303703
Published by University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1975
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Aqua cloth with gilt lettering, minor edgewear, light foxing on text block fore edge, two creases in cloth near lower spine end, light foxing on endpapers, no markings, illustrated with portraits, 338 pp.; 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 6510

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Title: Early Georgia Portraits 1715-1870

Publisher: University of Georgia Press, Athens

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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Yankee Blitzkrieg is the first comprehensive survey of Wilson's Raid, the largest independent mounted expedition of the Civil War.

The Confederacy was reeling when Wilson's raiders left their camps along the Tennessee River in March 1865 and rode south. But there was talk of prolonged rebel resistance in the deep South using the agricultural and industrial facilties of a sweep of territory that ran from Macon to Meridian. That area had hardly been touched by the war, and in Columbus, Georgia, and Selma, Alabama, the South had two of its most productive industrial communities. Twenty-seven year-old General Wilson was certain his large, well-officered, well-trained, and well-armed cavalry corps could deny the Confederates a redoubt in the heart of Alabama and Georgia. Wilson, like many cavalry leaders, north and South, believed the mounted arm had been grievously misused through four years of war. But in March 1865, armed with support from Grant, Sherman, and Thomas, Wilson at last could test the theory that massed heavily armed cavalry could strike swiftly in great strenghth and press to quick victory. . . . Wilson's strategy was to get there "first with the most men," and it would be tested against the man who had invented the very phrase, Nathan Bedford Forrest. ―from the book

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James Pickett Jones is professor of history at Florida State University.

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