James Harrison Wilson, Civil War cavalry leader by Robert W. Rayburn

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Statementby Robert W. Rayburn.
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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 90/7000 (F)
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Paginationvii, 127 p.
Number of Pages127
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This is a thorough, balanced study of James Harrison Wilson's late Civil War cavalry raid on Alabama and Georgia. It is well substantiated and engagingly written. This was an aspect of the Civil War I was particularly curious about, and for which few detailed accounts are available other than in Wilson's own lengthy autobiography/5(11).

James H. Wilson was a topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War, who emerged from the Civil War as one of the most distinguished Cavalry commanders.

In addition to the description of military actions, this book pays particular attention to James Harrison Wilson's outstanding achievement in Read more Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with United States -- History -- Civil War, -- Cavalry operations.

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Wilson led the largest independent Civil War cavalry leader book action of the war with his raid into Alabama and Georgia, near the end of the James Harrison Wilson. He simply had the most men in his cavalry after Marchab by various estimates.

Forrest's combined divisions in and approached that number but only for short periods. Wilson a cavalry officer in the West and East and was a major part of the Battle of Nashville, led Wilson's Raid, and was one of the few to beat Forrest.

Mostly it's an account of his time with the Army of the Potomac late in the war but at the end of his speech he talks about the lessons he learned from his experience.

James H. Wilson - Cavalry Commander: Though an able administrator, Wilson received a brevet promotion to major general on May 6 and command of a division in Major General Philip H. Sheridan's Cavalry Corps.

Taking part in Grant's Overland Campaign, he saw action at the Wilderness and played a role in Sheridan's victory at Yellow Tavern.

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Longacre, Grant’s Cavalrymen: The Life and Wars of. Overview General James Harrison Wilson, said of his subject, "John A.

Rawlins, all things considered, was the most remarkable man I met during the Civil War " That is a remarkable statement from one who served under McClellan and Grant, and was a respected cavalry leader in his own right.

James Harrison Wilson. Civil War Union Major General. He emerged from the Civil War as one of the most distiguished Cavalry commanders.

After serving as a topographical engineer and aide during the first years of the war, General Harrison was promoted to field command in October   A great admirer of General George Thomas, Wilson of his troopers were part of the Battle of Nashville.

Wilson's men were in on the capture of Jefferson Davis and Andersonville's notorious Henry Wirz. The great delight of Wilson's memoir is the extraordinary : James Harrison Wilson. James Harrison Wilson has 28 books on Goodreads with 64 ratings. James Harrison Wilson’s most popular book is The Campaign of Chancellorsville.

Life and Services of William Farrar Smith in the Civil War by. James Harrison Wilson. With a Squadron of the First Delaware Cavalry, J ; An Episode of the Gettysburg Campaign by. From the description of James Harrison Wilson papers, circa (bulk ). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: Military engineer, Civil War general and cavalry commander, post-war railroad man.

From the description of Papers, (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: American soldier and. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. In the closing months of the Civil War, General James Wilson led a Union cavalry raid through Alabama and parts of Georgia.

Wilson, the young, brash "boy general" of the Union, matched wits against Nathan Bedford Forrest, the South's legendary "wizard of the saddle.". The Life of Ulysses S. Grant [Charles A.; Wilson, James H. Dana] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Signed by George Canfield, Canfield Family Crest inside front cover., by Charles A. Dana and J.H. (James Harrison) Wilson.

Wilson's Charge at Selma, Alabama, April 2,documents Wilson as one of the very few Union commanders to beat Nathan Bedford Forrest - collector's print by artist Don Stivers.

This was accomplished during one of the notable cavalry raids of the war, on a par with John Hunt Morgan or Jeb Stuart, but it was so overshadowed by Appomattox it got little of the coverage that likely would had it.

James Harrison Wilson. James Harrison Wilson’s career in the five years after he graduated from West Point in was spectacular. He started the Civil war as a topographic engineer and worked on General George B.

McClellan’s staff before and after the Antietam campaign before transferring in November to the staff of Ulysses S. Grant, where he worked as an engineer and inspector general He later. One of those friends, General James H. Wilson, tried to make sure he was not forgotten by authoring this biography of Alexander in He recounts the early part of the Civil War when Alexander.

The Life of John A. Rawlins - Ebook written by James Harrison Wilson. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Life of John A. Rawlins. In the Civil War, these men marauded on horseback/ stunning opponents with their speed and mobility. This book covers the adventurous and often dangerous exploits of the Union and Confederate cavalry officers who had a flair for plunging into the enemy's lair.

Acclaimed Civil War author Edward G. Longacre has combed family records, West Point cadet files, and the National Archives to produce a lively biography of one of the South's youngest and ablest cavalry commanders⁰́₄a man who later became one of America's most distinguished military leaders. James Harrison Wilson.

James Wilson entered the Civil War only at the age of 24, yet he earned a reputation as one of the most bold and adaptable officers in the entire Union Army. Born in Shawneetown, Illinois to a Virginia native, Wilson entered West Point in and graduated sixth in his class five years later.

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John Buford, Wesley Merritt, George Bayard, Thomas C. Devin. These are but a few of the names that more often than not come to mind when one thinks of the premier Union cavarymen of the Civil War. Certainly more names could be added to the list, but absent from this group is James Harrison Wilson.

Wilson seems to stay in the background. James Harrison Wilson ( – ) was a United States Army topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War. He served as an aide to Maj. Gen. George B.

McClellan during the Maryland Campaign before joining Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s army in the Western Theater, where he was promoted to brigadier general. Document dated and signed by James H. Wilson. Also signed by Brig Gen. Joseph P. Sanger. Paper and signature are in good condition.

James Harrison Wilson (September 2, - Febru ) was a U.S. Army topographic engineer, a Union Army general in the American Civil War and later wars, a railroad executive, and author. General James Harrison Wilson, author of this biography, said of his subject, "JOHN A. RAWLINS, all things considered, was the most remarkable man I met during the Civil War " That is a remarkable statement from one who served under McClellan and Grant, and was a cavalry leader in his own right.

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Sherman was plagued by a lack of first-rate cavalry. James Harrison Wilson (September 2, – Febru ) was a United States Army topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War. In the Maryland campaign, he served as an aide to McClellan, before joining Grant’s army.

This book is about a small but strategically important cavalry skirmish that occurred just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. A Union cavalry detachment from Delaware of less than men was guarding the town of Westminster, Md.

when they encountered over 5, Confederate cavalrymen commanded by General J.E.B. Stuart. Wilson organized cavalry patrols to capture fleeing Confederate leaders and to obtain the surrender of any bands of Confederates still roaming Alabama and Georgia.

Ona group of Wilson's men captured the former president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, at Irwinville in south Georgia. Oprah’s Book Club Heroes of the Great Conflict: Life and Services of William Farrar Smith, Major General, United States Volunteer in the Civil War James Harrison Wilson.

Home» Battles & Leaders of the Civil War» Volume 4. Page THE UNION CAVALRY IN THE HOOD CAMPAIGN. BY JAMES HARRISON WILSON, MAJOR-GENERAL, U.

V., AND BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL U. On the 19th of November the enemy was reported by the cavalry pickets as marching north in force on the west side of Shoal Creek, and this was.

James Harrison Wilson (September 2, – Febru ) was a United States Army topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the Civil War. He served as an aide to Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan during the Maryland Campaign before joining Maj.

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army in the Western Theater, where he was promoted to. Wilson’s Cavalry, as it came to be known, played a major role in thwarting Confederate General Hood’s invasion of Tennessee, then moved south for the celebrated capture of Selma, Montgomery, and Columbus.

Despite such success, it is this book that is the first overall history of the Cavalry Corps. By the end of the war, Major General James Harrison Wilson was able to write of his cavalry corps to Union Commander in Chief Lt.

General Ulysses S. Grant that, “I regard this corps to-day as the model for modern cavalry in organization, equipment, armament, and discipline, and hazard nothing in saying that it embodies more of the virtues of.

Wilson wrote several books and articles about the Civil War and he died at his home in Wilmington, he one of the last surviving Union generals. There were only 3 Civil War generals that lived longer.

Wilson was probably the most distinguished of the "boy generals". He was the only officer promoted to troop command from Grant's regular staff.James Harrison Wilson (September 2, – Febru ) was a United States Army topographic engineer, a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War and later wars, a railroad executive, and author.

Twenty-seven year-old General Wilson was certain his large, well-officered, well-trained, and well-armed cavalry corps could deny the Confederates a redoubt in the heart of Alabama and Georgia. Wilson, like many cavalry leaders, north and South, believed the mounted arm had been grievously misused through four years of war.

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