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History of Morgan's Cavalry

DUKE, Basil W.

Publication Date: 1867
Hardcover
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DUKE, Basil W. History of Morgan's Cavalry. Cincinnati: Miami Printing and Publishing Company, 1867. 1st ed. 578 pp. Portrait frontis., portraits, maps. Orig. cloth. A few small spots to cloth, very slight wear to extremities, light scattered foxing, front inner hinge just starting, else a very good copy. HOWES D-548. Coleman 1177: "This work is the standard account of General John H. Morgan and his Confederate Cavalry, which was principally composed of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 8th Kentucky regiments and the 9th Tennessee. The author, Basil Duke, assumed command of Morgan's Cavalry after the death of General Morgan in 1864." Presentation inscription on front free endpaper, Presented to Col. Wm. K. McConnell by Lt. Genl. W. J. Hardee, Selma, Ala., July 13th, 1869." Another presentation inscription on the verso, "Genl. Wm. J. Hardee from M. Jeff Thompson." Gen. Hardee was a Georgia planter from the end of the war until his death in 1873. During the war he participated in a number of the same battles as John Hunt Morgan, including Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, and the Murfreesboro and Tullahoma campaigns. It his book, Hardee appears most prominently in the description of the battle of Shiloh, where he commanded Morgan. Although Meriwether Jefferson "Jeff" Thompson (1826-1876) was given command of a brigade and sometimes a division of regular Confederate troops late in the war, he was never commissioned as an officer in the CSA. He was one of the leading Missouri secessionists and elected brigadier general of the 1st Division of the Missouri State Guard in July 1861. Forced out of Missouri for most of the War, and fighting variously in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee, his unit became known as the "Swamp Rats" and he as the "Swamp Fox." William K. McConnell, serving as sergeant-major in the 30th Alabama, was commended for his services at Port Gibson and at Champion's Hill. He was commissioned captain by 1864, and evidently promoted to lieutenant colonel by the end of the war. Bookseller Inventory # 60926

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Title: History of Morgan's Cavalry

Publication Date: 1867

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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