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Wiley C. Howard
Sketch of Cobb Legion Cavalry and Some Incidents and Scenes Remembered
[s.l.: s.n., 1901].

Summary

Wiley C. Howard wrote Sketch of Cobb Legion Cavalry and Some Incidents and Scenes Remembered as a history of his Confederate cavalry division. The pamphlet explains that it was "prepared and read under appointment of Atlanta Camp 159, U. C. V. [United Confederate Veterans], August 19, 1901." The memoir opens with an account of the unit's officers and how they became leaders of the Cobb Legion Cavalry. Howard then highlights the battles and experiences he and his unit had over the course of the war. The unit participated in Stonewall Jackson's maneuver to outflank McClelland at the battle of Cold Harbor. In addition it fought at Wilderness, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, and the Spottsylvania Court House. The Cobb Legion also fought throughout North Carolina against General Sherman's troops, and in one instance, Howard was forced to flee an ambush as his unit pursued and engaged Sherman's men. Howard, who was often involved in close fighting, describes the bravery of his Confederate compatriots.

Harris Henderson

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