Tag: 24th new york cavalry

  • Civil War web sites of interest

    Delevan Bates was a New Yorker who signed up with the 121st New York in 1861. He served as a lieutenant but later took a commission as colonel of the 30th U.S.C.T. Bates, who lived after the war in Nebraska, nevertheless wrote many articles for the Otsego (New York) Republican. They tend to be rambling […]

  • Captured!

    In his seminal book Battle Tactics of the Civil War, author Paddy Griffith talks about the value of what he calls “tactical snippets”—excerpts from letters, reports, books, etc. that show something of the tactics in use at the time. Whereas he confined himself mainly to the line of battle, I prefer the skirmish line. Here’s […]