Wilson's Raid: The Final Blow to the Confederacy
In the closing months of the Civil War, General James Wilson led a Union cavalry raid through Alabama and parts of Georgia. Wilson, the young, brash “boy general” of the Union, matched wits against Nathan Bedford Forrest, the South's legendary “wizard of the saddle.” Wilson's Raiders swept through cities like Selma, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, destroying the last remaining industrial production centers of the Confederacy along with any hopes of its survival. Forrest and his desperately outnumbered cavalry had no option but to try to stop the Union's advance. Join Russell Blount as he examines the eyewitness accounts and diaries chronicling this defining moment in America's bloodiest war.
The History Press
: 9781467139038
: The History Press
: 02/26/2018
: Alabama
: Civil War
: 30 Black And White
: 176
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Russell W. Blount Jr. is a retired senior vice-president of Surety Land Title Inc. He is the author of four books on the American Civil War and has taught history at the high school level. An Alabama native, Blount is involved with a number of historical organizations, such as the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Civil War Trust. He is a frequent speaker at Civil War roundtables, battlefield parks, museums and other historical forums.
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