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The Resource The role of Union cavalry during the Atlanta Campaign, (electronic resource)

The role of Union cavalry during the Atlanta Campaign, (electronic resource)

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The role of Union cavalry during the Atlanta Campaign
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The role of Union cavalry during the Atlanta Campaign
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eng
Summary
This study is a historical analysis of the effectiveness of Union cavalry during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. In a campaign noted for the highly skilled maneuver conducted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, the effective employment of the cavalry was essential. The Union cavalry had the missions of providing security to the flanks of the army and protecting the supply lines by guarding the railroad and by striking against the Confederate cavalry. Later in the campaign, the Union leadership introduced the task of destroying Confederate railroads as a cavalry mission. The Union cavalry failed to perform these missions adequately. First, this work investigates the tradition of the Union cavalry and the state of Sherman's cavalry at the beginning of the campaign. Secondly, an analysis of the cavalry operations breaks the use of cavalry into three phases and focuses on the various missions which were attempted. Finally, the study addresses the lessons learned and what the applicability is for modern operations. This study concludes that although the Union cavalry was well manned and well equipped, improper employment and deficient senior leadership caused it to play an unsuccessful and detrimental part in the overall campaign
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Midwest
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Leach, Robert Blake
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • Atlanta Campaign, 1864
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
Label
The role of Union cavalry during the Atlanta Campaign, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781786255907
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11521953
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11521953
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(MWT)MWT11521953
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The role of Union cavalry during the Atlanta Campaign, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781786255907
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11521953
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11521953
System control number
(MWT)MWT11521953
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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