The Largest Cavalry Battle of the Civil War: Brandy Station, Virginia, June 9, 1863

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The winter of 1862-1863 found Robert Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Ambrose Burnside's Army of the Potomac at a standoff near Rappahannock, Virginia. In December 1862, outnumbered Confederate forces had dealt the Union army a handy defeat in the Battle of Fredericksburg. A demoralized Union army was waiting for spring and revitalization. The latter came in late January 1863 in the form of Major General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker. Relieving the disgraced and outmatched Burnside, Hooker reorganized his troops, ...

The Largest Cavalry Battle of the Civil War: Brandy Station, Virginia, June 9, 1863 2006, McFarland & Co Inc, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786425846

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