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Under Custer's Command : The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery - Karla Jean Husby

Under Custer's Command

The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery

Paperback Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9781574884081
Number Of Pages: 186

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George Armstrong Custer's fabled Fifth Regiment fought with great distinction throughout the American Civil War and suffered the third highest total of men in the Union cavalry who were either killed in action or died of their wounds. James Henry Avery, a twenty-four-year-old farmer and new father from Hopkins, Michigan, was one of Custer's feared "Wolverines". Besides eloquently recording his personal experiences, Sergeant Avery's wartime journals and postwar reminiscences provide uniquely detailed descriptions of Civil War cavalry movements and the only known account that addresses the escape of elements of the Fifth Michigan Cavalry on the first day of the Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia.

"Chronicling the hardship and glory of wartime service with George Custer's famed Michigan Brigade, Avery's memoir is an insightful record of one Federal trooper's experience on campaign and battlefield. His narrative is an important contribution to our understanding of the Union cavalry's emergence as a potent agent of victory."--Brian C. Pohanka

--Brian C. Pohanka

List of Mapsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Compiler's Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Editor's Notes and Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
A Soldier Goes to Warp. 7
Chasing Mosby's Guerrillasp. 21
The Gettysburg Campaignp. 29
The Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaignsp. 45
Winter Encampment and the Reorganization of the Cavalry Corpsp. 57
Campaigning with Sheridanp. 65
The June 1864 Trevilian Raid and an Ordeal to Rememberp. 83
A Temporary and Very Reluctant Infantrymanp. 97
Fighting with Little Philp. 109
The Fall and Winter of 1864-65p. 121
Illness Forces Avery to Miss the End of the Civil Warp. 133
A Soldier Returns Homep. 149
The Campaigns of the 5th Michigan Cavalryp. 161
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9781574884081
ISBN-10: 1574884085
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Type: New edition