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James Carson's Chasing Mosby, Killing Booth: The 16th New York Volunteer PDF

By James Carson

ISBN-10: 1476663297

ISBN-13: 9781476663296

 close to the top of the Civil conflict, military leader of employees Henry W. Halleck defined the sixteenth manhattan Volunteer Cavalry as “cowed and lifeless” when they have been “cut up” by means of accomplice Colonel John Mosby’s Rangers. the next April the hot Yorkers made their position in historical past while 26 males led through Lieutenant Edward P. Doherty captured and killed John Wilkes Booth.
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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