By James Carson
An amalgam of 3 partly shaped regiments, the sixteenth was once suffering from early desertions, terrible management and a close to mutiny as its First Battalion ready to march to northern Virginia to reinforce the outer defenses of Washington in October 1863. The regiment spent many of the rest of the warfare chasing Mosby’s cavalry. They received a number of tactical victories yet have been normally confounded via the accomplice guerrillas.
Drawing on own letters, diaries and memoirs by way of males of the sixteenth, and the memories of Mosby’s males, this deeply researched historical past presents clean point of view on Mosby’s exploits and the quest for Booth.
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Chasing Mosby, Killing Booth: The 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry by James Carson