Crossed Sabers: General George Armstrong Custer and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign Adolfo Ovies

ISBN: 9781418463380

Published: July 15th 2004

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352 pages


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Crossed Sabers: General George Armstrong Custer and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign  by  Adolfo Ovies

Crossed Sabers: General George Armstrong Custer and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign by Adolfo Ovies
July 15th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781418463380 | 9.26 Mb

Sheridans Shenandoah Valley campaign was a period marked not only by professional achievement and advancement for Custer, but also by a rapidly emerging personal maturity as the steadying influence of his marriage to Elizabeth Bacon exerted itself.MoreSheridans Shenandoah Valley campaign was a period marked not only by professional achievement and advancement for Custer, but also by a rapidly emerging personal maturity as the steadying influence of his marriage to Elizabeth Bacon exerted itself.

Using excerpts from their extensive correspondence, Crossed Sabers develops the theme of Custers maturation and his gradual acceptance of Libbies religious beliefs. Crossed Sabers examines Custers soldierly qualities throughout, traces his involvement in the evolution of cavalry tactics, and scrutinizes his methods of discipline, his concept of leadership and its exercise.

The narrative deals with the events surrounding the feud between Custer and the Rebel partisan, John Mosby. The Valley campaign was conducted under Grants rules of total war, and Custers involvement in this ugly side of the campaign demands close scrutiny. This work captures Custer as he begins to crest the wave of glory, and it strives to do so with a broader examination of the man inside the uniform than has been achieved in previous writings.

Crossed Sabers relies heavily on the Official Records, but the narrative is fleshed out through the accounts of dozens of participants to bring Custers part in the campaign into focus.



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