Cavalry Operations in the Eastern Theater July 14, 1863 to December 31, 1863
Author: Robert Trout
Publisher/Date: MT: Eagle Editions; (c. 2011) First Edition, stated.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. Illustrated with maps. 366 pages, index. Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.8 inches.
Description: Among all that has been written of America’s Civil War, however, one enormous void has existed in the scholarship: that of the period following the Gettysburg Campaign to the end of the 1863 calendar year.
Historian Robert J. Trout has finally filled that void. His new study of the intense fighting that filled the fall of 1863 admirably fits the bill. Trout, renowned as the authority on the Army of Northern Virginia’s horse artillery and on Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s staff, has taken a novel approach to these actions. Included in Trout’s detailed examination of these events are the cavalry engagements at Brandy Station of August 1 and October 11, 1863, the fight at Culpeper Court House of September 13, the fight at Jack’s Shop on September 22, and the so-called “Buckland Races” on October 19. Also addressed is the infantry battle at Bristoe Station on October 14, where Lt. Gen. A. P. Hill’s Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia suffered a severe and embarrassing defeat, and the Mine Run campaign of November 27-December 2, 1863. These actions are covered in detail here for the first time. Entire section of maps included.