This novel is a fictionalized account of one of the most daring cavalry raids of all time.
Author: Harold Sinclair
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
This novel is a fictionalised account of one of the most daring cavalry raids of all time. Set during the American Civil War, it vividly brings to life 'Grierson's Raid', - the seventeen-day raid by a Union brigade through the heart of Confederate Mississippi. Conscious of the huge odds against them; exhausted, hungry and with a deepening sense of impending doom hanging over them as the enemy gathered forces on all sides, the Union soldiers rode south. Despite this, however, the raid was a triumph and dealt a staggering blow to the enemy. Harold Sinclair's novel brings vividly to life the human drama of this extraordinary episode and conveys superbly the tragedy of a civil war and a nation tearing itself apart.
Never before had horse Indians formed in such a grand line of battle against
white soldiers . As the two lines moved * The hats of the First Cavalry were
referred to as the Kossuth , Jeff Davis , Hardee , or War Hats , and were
prescribed by ...
Author: William Y. Chalfant
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
In July 1857, the first major battle between the U.S. Army and the Cheyenne Indians took place in present-day northwest Kansas. The Cheyennes had formed a grand line of battle such as was never again seen in Plains Indians wars. But they had not seen sabres before, and when the cavalry charged, sabres drawn, they panicked. William Y. Chalfant re-creates the human dimensions of a battle that was as much a clash of cultures as it was a clash of the U.S. cavalry and Cheyenne warriors.
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URIAH NEWTON ORR!!! Lt. Front Cover.
Author: Uriah Orr
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
A young horse cavalry officer is rudely dismounted and transferred to the engineers. He then learns modern warfare in a hurry and is instrumental in preventing a catastrophe to American and British troops!
... to say lest he spoil the excitement of the moment. A moment, and a kiss, that
would live in the depths of his heart for the rest of his life. CHAPTER SEVEN Carl
found a cheap bed at one of 2713-BREU THE HORSE SOLDIERS OF VIETNAM
Author: Chuck Breuer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
THE HORSE SOLDIERS of VIETNAM is based party on fact, but is primarily a work of fiction. It is factual in the sense that a specific individual well known to me disappeared after Vietnam and has never been seen since returning to the states from that emotionally devastating conflict. The specifics of that young mans trials are completely unknown to me. The fiction begins with speculation as to the kinds of events that would so totally alienate a veteran from his family and friends to the point that he would refuse all contact with them. Then, he seems to have completely disappeared from the face of the earth. In fiction Carl Steiger faces the increasing psychological turmoil of war and lost love, and becomes addicted to heroin-- a drug which has also been called HORSE-- hence the title. As the story line progresses the impending disaster is softened by the fact that the reader has already seen the Prologue and knows that Steiger will survive both conflicts: He will physically survive the slaughter in Vietnam, and-- after years of addiction-- he will also finally overcome the terrible and seemingly insurmountable malady of heroin dependency. Steiger survives and the hope of the storyteller is simply that the young man mentioned above will also survive. Further it is our hope that all of the forgotten Horse Soldiers--many of whom still wander through the shadows of society today--will also survive. We pray that they will Chuck Breuer, Edgefield SC, August 3, 2000.
', 'Angel of Kokoda', 'Journey of the Sea Turtle', 'My Mother's Eyes: The Story of a Boy Soldier', 'The Yellow Turban', 'Aladdin and The Magic Lamp' and 'The Little Wooden Horse'. Mark has won many awards for illustration and fine art.
Author: Mark Wilson
WAR STORIES. When the shadow of war descends on Australia in 1914, a boy and his horse set off for war in the Middle East. With water rations gone, they charge the enemy across six kilometres of open ground to reach the wells at Beersheba. In one moment of dash and bravura, both Jason's and Bandy's destinies are set as the battle unfolds, with heroic and tragic consequences. Ages 9+
Based upon years of research and presented in gripping, fast-paced prose, this book captures the high drama and tension of the 1863 horse soldiers in a modern, comprehensive, academic study.
Author: Timothy Smith
Benjamin Grierson's Union cavalry thrust through Mississippi is one of the most well-known operations of the Civil War. The last serious study was published more than six decades ago. Since then other accounts have appeared, but none are deeply researched full-length studies of the raid and its more than substantial (and yet often overlooked) results. The publication of Timothy B. Smith's The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid through Mississippi rectifies this oversight. There were other simultaneous operations to distract Confederate attention from the real threat posed by U. S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee. Grierson's operation, however, mainly conducted with two Illinois cavalry regiments, has become the most famous, and for good reason: For 16 days (April 17 to May 2) Grierson led Confederate pursuers on a high-stakes chase through the entire state of Mississippi, entering the northern border with Tennessee and exiting its southern border with Louisiana. The daily rides were long, the rest stops short, and the tension high. Ironically, the man who led the raid was a former music teacher who some say disliked horses. Throughout, he displayed outstanding leadership and cunning, destroyed railroad tracks, burned trestles and bridges, freed slaves, and created as much damage and chaos as possible. Grierson's Raid broke a vital Confederate rail line at Newton Station that supplied Vicksburg and, perhaps most importantly, consumed the attention of the Confederate high command. While Confederate Lt. Gen. John Pemberton at Vicksburg and other Southern leaders looked in the wrong directions, Grant moved his entire Army of the Tennessee across the Mississippi River below Vicksburg, spelling the doom of that city, the Confederate chances of holding the river, and perhaps the Confederacy itself. Novelists have attempted to capture the large-than-life cavalry raid in the popular imagination, and Hollywood reproduced the daring cavalry action in The Horse Soldiers, a 1959 major motion picture starring John Wayne and William Holden. Although the film replicates the raid's drama and high-stakes gamble, cinematic license chipped away at its accuracy. Based upon years of research and presented in gripping, fast-paced prose, Timothy B. Smith's The Real Horse Soldiers captures the high drama and tension of the 1863 horse soldiers in a modern, comprehensive, academic study. Readers will find it fills a wide void in Civil War literature.
Author: Raymond G. Woolfe Jr.Publish On: 2016-05-26
This is the story of the last mounted American troops to see action in battle, when, in late 1941, six-hundred men and their horses held off the Japanese invasion of Luzon in the Philippines just long enough to allow General Douglas ...
Author: Raymond G. Woolfe Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This is the story of the last mounted American troops to see action in battle, when, in late 1941, six-hundred men and their horses held off the Japanese invasion of Luzon in the Philippines just long enough to allow General Douglas MacArthur's forces to withdraw to Bataan. The 26th continued to fight on horseback until late February 1942 when, tragically, they were ordered dismounted and their horses and mules transferred to the Quartermaster's center and slaughtered for food for the defenders. It is on record that the 26th troopers refused to accept meat rations from their animals, regardless of their own starvation. This stirring account of a little-known aspect of the Philippine campaign is military history at its best.
I ask about a good book on Buffalo Soldiers History and was told that I should
start with the book, “The Buffalo Soldiers” written by Mr. William H. Leckie. I have
read it several times and still refer to it from time to time. Another good book on
Author: Wallace C. Moore
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Ebony Horse Soldiers tells the stories of the Buffalo Soldiers in poetic fashion. The book is written about the history of African Americans in the military during the Indian War period. This is a subject that has not been properly explored by the national media.
The Horse Soldiers and Popular Memory Neil Longley York ... Although the
general correspondence files are rather slim and materials for The Horse Soldiers ( aside from still photographs ) are scant , the taped interviews ( and
transcripts ) ...
Author: Neil Longley York
Publisher: Kent State University Press
This volume documents Robert Taft's first term in the United States Senate and marks his entrance onto the national political and policymaking stage.
Hardly any commentators rate The Horse Soldiers (¡959) among John Ford's
better films.1 Yet this work exhibits the plot motifs, character types, and dramatic
situations that distinguish his westerns. Ford's characteristic methods of dealing
Author: William Darby
Category: Performing Arts
John Ford's early Westerns reflect an optimistic view of society and individual capacity; as his thematic vision evolved, he became more resigned to the limitations of humanity. His thematic evolution was evident in other films, but was best shown in his Westerns, with their stark depictions of the human condition. Ford's sound Westerns and his major silent films are compared in this work, revealing how his creative genius changed over time. A complete filmography of Ford's Westerns is also provided.
Inspired by his own father's story and letters about fighting in Picardy, France, Robert W. Mackay has written a novel that brings to life the great military history and traditions of the Canadian Cavalry.
Author: Robert W. Mackay
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Winner of the Gold Medal for Military/Wartime Fiction at the 2012 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards Winnipeg, 1914. Tom Macrae is working on his law degree and enjoying the company of his sweetheart, Ellen. When the call to arms comes, both Tom and Ellen are torn from their secure, settled lives in the prairie city. Tom finds himself hunched in the trenches, amid the mud and horror of the Great War, while Ellen faces an uncertain future in Tom's absence. His prospects bleak, Tom serves with the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, in the thick of the stalemated struggles on the Western Front. In addition to the soldiers' comradeship, Tom discovers the strong bonds of trust between the soldiers and their horses. With his own horse as his closest companion, he dodges a hurricane of shells, machine guns and swords, and in the clamour, faces his finest hour. Inspired by his own father's story and letters about fighting in Picardy, France, Robert W. Mackay has written a novel that brings to life the great military history and traditions of the Canadian Cavalry.
A mile westward was the soldier town called Fort Robinson ; to the east , rising
alone beyond the greening slopes of the broad river valley , stood Crow Butte ;
and ... With him were Red Cloud and his headmen and some horse soldiers too .
Author: Mari Sandoz
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Crazy Horse, the military leader of the Oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity set him off as "strange," fought in many famous battles, including the one at the Little Bighorn. He held out boldly against the government's efforts to confine the Sioux on reservations. Finally, in the spring of 1877 he surrendered, one of the last important chiefs to do so, only to meet a violent death. Mari Sandoz, the noted author of Cheyenne Autumn and Old Jules, both available as Bison Books, has captured the spirit of Crazy Horse with a strength and nobility befitting his heroism.
They may see themselves as headstrong, willful, insubordinate, but by
comparison with the horse soldiers they are wimps to a man. Not only were the horse soldiers spackled out of their minds, they were also continuing to drink
while they ...
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Social Science
La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model.
ATTACHMENT OF THE SOLDIER FOR HIS HORSE . 187 his ration with it , by
way of a compensatory gratification . There have been instances where horse - soldiers , promoted to the rank of brigadiers , have preferred retaining the horse
A few days later the jubilant grandfather was off to southern Louisiana to film The Horse Soldiers with John Ford. The picture began shooting in late October 1958,
with most of the company housed in Alexandria. Wayne, Ford, and leading lady ...
Author: Ronald L. Davis
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Almost two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America’s favorite movie star. More than an actor, Wayne is a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne’s human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne’s story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searches, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit. A man’s ideal more than a woman’s, Wayne earned his popularity without becoming either a great actor or a sex symbol. In all his films, whatever the character, John Wayne portrayed John Wayne, a persona he created for himself: the tough, gritty loner whose mission was to uphold the frontier’s--and the nation’s--traditional values. To depict the different facets of Wayne’s life and career, Davis draws on a range of primary and secondary sources, most notably exclusive interviews with the people who knew Wayne well, including the actor’s costar Maureen O’Hara and his widow, Pilar Wayne. The result is a well-balanced, highly engaging portrait of a man whose private identity was eventually overshadowed by his screen persona--until he came to represent America itself.