Re: [FieldsOfConflict] Re: Columbus, Georgia April 16, 1865
- In a message dated 6/6/2003 1:02:33 AM Hawaiian Standard Time, lakeman12002@... writes:
Could anyone give me some advise or information concerning a Federal calvary raid led by Wilson in April of 1865?
James Harrison Wilson led the largest cavalry raid of the war. You can read his biography: _Grant's Cavalryman_ by Edward G. Longacre.
The raid is covered in Longacre's _Mounted Raids of the Civil War,_ and is the subject of James Pickett Jones' book, _Yankee Blitzkrieg: Wilson's Raid Through Alabama and Georgia._
Wilson was the subject of a couple of Civil War Times Illustrated articles:
"James H. Wilson Had Cause to be Cocksure" May 1962
"Wilson's Selma Raid" January 1963