A HISTORY OF THE LAUREL BRIGADE: ORIGINALLY THE ASHBY CAVALRY OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND CHEW'S BATTERY by William N. McDonald
A History of the Laurel Brigade: Originally The Ashby Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia and Chew's Battery by William N. McDonald
First printed in 1907, A History of the Laurel Brigade presents a nearly contemporary view of the lauded unit of Confederate horsemen. Recruited from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (with many troops volunteering from nearby Maryland), this Confederate cavalry unit fought under General Stonewall Jackson early in the Civil War. Led by one of the grandest "cavaliers" of them all -- General Turner Ashby -- until his death in early 1862, the unit eventually formed part of General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry corps, moving back and forth between the tidewater and the Valley as military necessity dictated.
Johns Hopkins University Press, Softcover, 2002
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