A Vermont Cavalryman in War and Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson

Elliot Hoffman

Publication Date: 2007
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Title: A Vermont Cavalryman in War and Love: The ...

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition


Schroeder Publications, VA. William Wells rose from private to brevet major general. Through his letters, the reader will become familiar one of the most successful cavalry regiments in the Civil War, the 1st Vermaon Cavalry Regimen, which fought in 73 engagments. This new primary source material is appealing to those with various interests in the Civil War. Wells’ was captured by Confederate Colonel John Mosby on March 17, 1863, near Herndon, Virginia. He was a prisoner of war for seven weeks, spending most of that time at Libby Prison. At Gettysburg, Wells and General Elon Farnsworth rode side by side in the charge into the Confederate right flank, for which Wells earned the Medal of Honor. By 1865 he was a brigade commander under Custer. The book not only gives new insight into Custer, but other figures such as Farnsworth, Wilson, Mosby, and Kilpatrick. Fine copy of the first edition in a fine dust jacket. The author signed a sticker which has been placed on the title page. 544 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 43732

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