Books on the Cavalry?

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I'm trying to find some books on the mounted arm, and so far I've heard that if it's Eric Wittenberg, it's good. I see no reason to dispute this. I've also been wondering about Starr's trilogy on the Union cavalry.

I've seen Longacre's books, but I've heard Longacre provides a very general overview, and seldom goes into too much detail.
 

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The Photographic History Of the Civil War In Ten Volumes By Francis T Miller, first published in 1911, has one volume on the cavalry. It has lots of photos and first person accounts. Some public libraries still have copies. At times reprints can be found on Ebay or Amazon.
 

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Besides Wittenberg, try John Herberich Masters of the Field: The Fourth U. S. Cavalry in the Civil War. I learned a lot from that book. After Wittenberg, it's one of the few books on cavalry that I actually enjoyed. Forrest hated the 4th Cavalry who were part of Minty's Sabre Brigade.
 



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