A history of the First regiment of Massachusetts cavalry volunteers /
by Benjamin W. Crowninshield ; with roster and statistics by D.H.L. Gleason.
|Main Creator:||Crowninshield, Benjamin W. (Benjamin William), 1837-1892.|
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Baltimore, MD : Butternut and Blue, 1995.
Army of the Potomac series ;
"For the First Massachusetts Cavalry Association."
Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1891.
Folded map in pocket.
While one would not expect to see Irish represented in the officer corps, certainly not in the Boston of the mid-nineteenth century, they are strongly represented in the roster of enlisted men. As was the case with a number of Northern units, the officers in the cavalry outfits had little experience with actually riding a horse and had to be trained. One reads of some being strapped to their horses before entering combat.
Physical description: x, 490 pages : frontispiece, plates, portraits, maps (partly fld.) ; 24 cm.
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