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By Jim Piecuch,Michael C. Scoggins

Nine Historians and Writers examine the position of Cavalry within the conflict for Independence

From the bitterly contested no-man’s-land among American and British traces in long island and New Jersey to the hot pine forests of the South, the cavalry of either armies fought valiantly in the course of the American Revolution. This quantity explores numerous elements of cavalry’s position within the warfare, which has usually been neglected mostly histories. the subjects coated comprise the improvement of the Continental Army’s cavalry arm, ecu affects on American cavalry education and strategies, money owed of a number of very important cavalry raids and battles, and histories of fastened devices reminiscent of the Continental mild Dragoons, American rangers within the South Carolina backcountry, and the British army’s Queen’s Rangers and “Black Dragoons,” the latter strength composed fullyyt of former slaves. The essays additionally research the jobs of vital commanders, together with Brigadier common Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, Lieutenant Colonel William Washington, and Colonel Anthony Walton White of the yankee military, and British cavalry leaders Banastre “Bloody Ban” Tarleton and John Graves Simcoe, in addition to the yank prisoners of battle who switched aspects and served within the “British Legion.” The authors of the essays comprise acclaimed army historians Gregory J. W. Urwin and Lawrence E. Babits. Readers with a normal curiosity in army historical past, in addition to people with extra particular pursuits within the American Revolution or the historical past of the cavalry arm, and an individual who needs to adopt additional examine of those topics, will locate the essays clean, attractive, and informative.

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Contents

Gregory J. W. Urwin: The Continental gentle Dragoons, 1776-1783

Lee F. McGee: European affects on Continental Cavalry

John M. Hutchins: Cavalry motion at Poundridge, New York

Donald J. Gara: Cavalry Battles in ny and New Jersey

Scott A. Miskimon: Anthony Walton White: A progressive Dragoon

Michael C. Scoggins: South Carolina’s Backcountry Rangers

Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard: Continentals in Tarleton’s

British Legion

Charles F. cost: Cavalry Operations at Eutaw Springs

Jim Piecuch: The “Black Dragoons”

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