Years and experience improved effectiveness of horse soldiersFor the first two years of the American Civil War, Union cavalry troopers seemed to enter battle with a "kick me" sign taped to their backs. Thus the average Confederate trooper considered himself the equal....
"The Union Cavalry Comes of Age: Hartwood Church to Brandy Station, 1863,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 6
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