New post (Civil War Cavalry Tactics) has been published on War Horse Museum
As the Civil War progressed, tactical differences in the mission of Cavalry began to emerge. The South used Cavalry more extensively than the North for reconnaissance and raids deep into enemy territory. That was evidenced by Jeb Stuart’s ride around the Union Army, Morgan’s deep penetration into eastern Ohio, Shelby’s raid through Union held territory in Missouri and the movement of Prices’ Cavalry from Arkansas, through Missouri and back to Texas. The Union tended to use horses more for expedient troop movement to the battle lines and fighting dismounted when tactics dictated.
J. Mark Alley 2/28/13