When the Civil War erupted in 1861 the Confederacy enjoyed a number of significant advantages... Among them was the fact that many of the finest officers in the U.S. Army were ‘Southerners’ and almost to a man, resigned their commissions to join their own States Militias and Volunteer units.
A fair number of these same officers belonged to Cavalry and Dragoon regiments and had valuable battle experience as well as wide military knowledge of tactics and strategy.
At the same time the rank and file recruits who flocked to these newly created Confederate Cavalry regiments came from rural and agricultural backgrounds where ”ridin’, shootin’ and fightin’ ” were second nature to most of them. Many even brought their own horses with them.
These multiple assets worked to great advantage in the first half of the war when the Confederacy enjoyed its greatest military successes.
K&C are happy to announce our ‘Second Edition’ of a prize selection of some of our best American Civil War cavalry horsemen as well as two exceptional Confederate generals...