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Bear Flag and Bay State in the Civil War: The Californians of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry

Bear Flag and Bay State in the Civil War: The Californians of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry (Paperback)

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The Second Massachusetts Cavalry included the only organized group (5 companies totaling 504 men) from California to fight in the east during the Civil War. Led by a young Boston aristocrat, Colonel Charles R. Lowell, these men began their wartime careers in Northern Virginia in 1862, clashing with the partisan rangers of Major John S. Mosby, in a deadly world of guerrilla warfare. In August of 1864, the regiment was assigned to Major General Phil Sheridan's Army of Shenandoah and served through all of the battles in the victorious campaign to clear the valley of Confederates, witnessing the final surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. This account tells what these men from California and Massachusetts accomplished, how they communicated, and how they viewed themselves. The book contains three appendices that list the battle casualties of the regiment during its largest engagements. Photographs and a bibliography are also included.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryAmerican Civil WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesMilitary life & institutionsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 01/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9780786432578  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Since retiring from the Navy in 1998, Thomas E. Parson performs maintenance on monuments, cannons, and historical markers at Shiloh National Military Park. He lives in Corinth, Mississippi.

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