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A very important book for anyone interested in the Civil War.
This easy to follow book is an account of how Braxton Bragg's cavalry commander's failed him in the 1863 campaigns around Chattanooga and Chickamauga.
It falls apart even further when you get to the subjects of this book, Nathan B. Forrest and Joseph Wheeler.
Anxiously awaiting the next book from Dave Powell and Savas Beatie - both always deliver!Published 5 months ago by Allan
I always thought of Nathan Bedford Forest as the best of the best. I guess he had a learning curve as well. I read this on kindle so that may explain some of this. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patrick Fagenstrom
This is a brilliant well researched book that explores two of the most famous, and overrated rebel cavalry generals. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert
First lets start by saying Powell is a very good writer, I have both his books on Chickamauga and I cant wait for his series on the Chickamauga Campaign next year. Read morePublished 14 months ago by jab40
Up through the mid-80s or so, and sometimes beyond, most Civil War history followed a pretty well-travelled route. Read morePublished 17 months ago by David W. Nicholas
"Failure in the Saddle" is another interesting, enlightening, and well-researched and argued Civil War history publication from Savas Beattie. Read morePublished 19 months ago by WAL
A summary of the review on StrategyPage.Com:
'Powell, author of the very well-received The Maps of Chickamauga: An Atlas of the Chickamauga Campaign, Including the... Read more
Dave Powell an expert on the ACW and espeecially the Chatanooga Chickamauga battles and campaigns has another winner in this book about the Confederate Cavalry in this campaign. Read morePublished on April 28, 2012 by Donald Katz
A new look at the failure of cavalry as the reconnaissance arm of the Confederate Army. This easy to follow book is an account of how Braxton Bragg's cavalry commander's failed him... Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by Mark Longstroth