New Jersey Butterfly Boys in the Civil War: The Hussars of the Union Army

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Overview
The New Jersey Butterflies, officially the Third New Jersey Cavalry, was formed for the last year of the Civil War. They were also known as the First American Hussars; their creation by an alcoholic ex-officer of the Union Army was supposed to entice men to join a galloping, dashing, romantic cavalry unit. Clothed in orange gilt trimmed hats and capes, they were supposed to charge armed only with a saber, in most traditional European Cavalry fashion, into battle and subdue an enemy armed with rifles. This book is not about battlefield configurations, but rather about the men themselves. Individual stories from original accounts will examine how this glorious, historically victorious, difficult and often tragic year affected their return to the daily world of doctors, teachers, lawyers, clerks and workmen.
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ISBN: 9781609491321
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: New Jersey
Series: Civil War
Images: 42
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Peter Lubrecht Sr. has a doctorate in educational theater from New York University. An avid researcher with an interest in historical theater, he has been lecturing locally on the Civil War, Shakespeare, the Booth family and nineteenth-century American theater. Currently, he is an adjunct professor of English at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.