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Four Years in the Saddle: 1861~1865 (Abridged, Annotated)

Four Years in the Saddle: 1861~1865 (Abridged, Annotated)

by Colonel Harry Gilmor

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Harry Gilmor started out in Baltimore but at the outbreak of the American Civil War, immediately lent his sympathies to the Confederate cause. Twice captured and held prisoners by Union forces, he nevertheless along the way fought in many battles, including at Gettysburg and actions against General Phil Sheridan's forces in the Shenandoah Valley.

As a major, he commanded the First Maryland Cavalry and Second Maryland Cavalry, supporting Brig. Gen. George Steuart's infantry brigade.

Remarkably, after the war, he became president of a veterans group that included old soldiers from the Union and the Confederate armies. He also became the Baltimore City Police Commissioner from 1874 to 1879. He succumbed to complications of a war wound when he was only 45 years old.

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BN ID: 2940149473380
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 06/06/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 600 KB

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