Never before has there been such a comprehensive look at Confederate military horses in the Civil War and their lives before, during, and after battle. Why particular breeds or colors were chosen for specific tasks, what the life expectancy of military horses was and why they died, and the distinct challenges of caring for horses in wartime conditions are all covered. Chapters focus on how they were acquired by their owners, their lineages, the stories behind their names, and the ways in which they were immortalized. Robert E. Lee’s Traveller, Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel, Forrest’s thirty horses, Ashby’s Tom Telegraph, and many more are included in this must-read history.
About the Author
One of very few female Civil War authors, J. D. R. Hawkins describes the war from a Confederate perspective in her award–winning fiction series The Renegades based on factual journals from the period and her extensive research. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, the Mississippi Writers Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. Her work has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, e-zines, and blogs.
HORSES IN GRAY
Famous Confederate Warhorses
By J. D. R. Hawkins
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
HISTORY / Military / United States
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
208 pp. 6 x 9
19 photos Notes Index