“Kilpatrick’s Raid Around Atlanta” – Mary L. Weigley (author)
Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick remains as one of our nations’ most controversial and provocative military figures. Nicknamed “Kill Cavalry”, this Union Officer was accused of the rough handling of his men and horses. His military decisions, especially as commander of a cavalry division at Gettysburg, continues to draw interest and criticism from today’s historians.
In the spring of 1864, Kilpatrick joined forces with Gen. William T. Sherman for the famous “March to the Sea” through the state of Georgia. During those bloody days of August 18 – 22, Kilpatrick’s cavalry was involved in an almost forgotten raid around the embattled city of Atlanta. The 7th PA cavalry was involved.
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... Jim Duffy, CWRT