Cracker Cavaliers

Cracker Cavaliers

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qThis is the first regimental history of a Georgia Cavalry regiment ever published. The Second Georgia served under both Nathan Bedford Forrest and Joe Wheeler, and campaigned not only on home turf, but literally on the farm acreages of many of the unit's members.q qCracker Cavaliers: The 2nd Georgia Cavalry under Wheeler and Forrest documents the regiment's participation in major campaigns of the western theater, including the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea from an ordinary soldier's perspective on the Civil War.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedI live in DeKalb County, seven miles from Atlanta. ... Opinions vary as to whether they will only cut the railroads and then come back into Alabama. ... at Dirt Town, Chattooga County, on the 1 1th instant, after the army had crossed the river. ... from victories at Browns Mill and Sunshine Church must have evaporated with the news that they were headed back north. ... the men of the 2nd Georgia were soon too busy with manual labor in the August heat to dwell at length on their situation.

Title:Cracker Cavaliers
Author: John Randolph Poole
Publisher:Mercer University Press - 2000

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