By Jim Piecuch,Michael C. Scoggins

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

From the bitterly contested no-man’s-land among American and British traces in manhattan and New Jersey to the sizzling pine forests of the South, the cavalry of either armies fought valiantly in the course of the American Revolution. This quantity explores a number of facets of cavalry’s function within the struggle, which has frequently been neglected ordinarily histories. the themes lined comprise the advance of the Continental Army’s cavalry arm, ecu impacts on American cavalry education and strategies, bills of a number of very important cavalry raids and battles, and histories of fastened devices resembling 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 solely of former slaves. The essays additionally research the jobs of vital commanders, together with Brigadier normal Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, Lieutenant Colonel William Washington, and Colonel Anthony Walton White of the yank military, and British cavalry leaders Banastre “Bloody Ban” Tarleton and John Graves Simcoe, in addition to the yankee prisoners of warfare who switched facets and served within the “British Legion.” The authors of the essays contain acclaimed army historians Gregory J. W. Urwin and Lawrence E. Babits. Readers with a normal curiosity in army background, in addition to people with extra particular pursuits within the American Revolution or the background of the cavalry arm, and somebody who needs to adopt extra examine of those matters, will locate the essays clean, attractive, and informative.

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Contents

Gregory J. W. Urwin: The Continental mild 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 manhattan and New Jersey

Scott A. Miskimon: Anthony Walton White: A innovative 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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