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Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War…

Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut…

by Robert B. Angelovich

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A never-before-told true story of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers, this new history pays honor to the Nutmeg State's one and only cavalry regiment in the Civil War and offers the reading public a clear, honest, and readable account of their service. RIDING FOR UNCLE SAMUEL provides a glimpse of that war from the perspective of young cavalrymen who participated in eighty-eight combat engagements during four years of civil conflict. Researched and compiled from primary sources, i.e., soldiers' letters, diaries, journals, the Official Records, and period newspaper postings, as well as other available works, this regimental presents the story of Connecticut's horse soldiers, in their own words, uncensored and timely. It focuses on the volunteers' wartime experiences from fighting bushwhackers in western Virginia to service in George Custer's Third Cavalry Division, and closes with the regiment escorting Ulysses S. Grant to Appomattox Court House for Robert E. Lee's surrender. These soldiers' accounts are presented within the broader context of the Civil War. RIDING FOR UNCLE SAMUEL: THE CIVIL WAR HISTORY OF THE 1ST CONNECTICUT CAVALRY VOLUNTEERS, a limited edition, hard bound volume, contains almost 700 pages, including a complete roster, 10 maps, over 70 soldier images, end notes, bibliography, and index.

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