"A genuine contribution to the history of the Union cavalry."—Michigan Historical Review
"Blackwell's research and care of the subject is great.... One realizes and appreciates the efforts of the real-life men in the glorious, mundane, and fearful aspects of the war"—Journal of Illinois History
Samuel M. Blackwell Jr. is visiting Assistant Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.
I guess any review would have to start by pointing out that if you want to read about the 12th Ill Cav then this is pretty much your only option. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Clark B. Timmins
I am not as taken with this book as the above reviewers. First, the author can't seem to grasp how the regiment was organized. Read morePublished on June 28, 2002 by Sherman Peabody