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Follow Private Enoch Hunter and Company G of the Third Iowa Cavalry Volunteer Regiment through the four years of the American Civil War. From the formation of the regiment in the early stages of the conflict to its muster out after war’s end,MoreFollow Private Enoch Hunter and Company G of the Third Iowa Cavalry Volunteer Regiment through the four years of the American Civil War. From the formation of the regiment in the early stages of the conflict to its muster out after war’s end, Cavalrymen of the Third Iowa covers not only the larger battles such as Wilson’s Creek, Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, Brice’s Crossroads, Westport, Selma, and Columbus, but also lesser actions and skirmishes in which the Third Iowa Cavalry took part. From points as far west as Kansas and as far east as Georgia, the men and officers of the regiment were revered by their fellow Union soldiers and feared by their enemies.Written from the unique perspective of the title character’s great-great grandson, this is a factual narrative of a brave horse soldier and his comrades, how they affected the war, and how the war affected them. What began as only a brief historical sketch, has evolved into a full-length book filled with many interesting facts and over 200 rare photos, some of which have never before been seen in print, which may garner the curiosity of Civil War enthusiasts, Iowa history buffs, and even the proud relatives of the brave soldiers featured throughout the pages of this book. Exciting Civil War battles, replete with horses, bugles, sabers, carbines, revolvers, ironclads, artillery, all woven into fascinating stories about the men who lived through the experience -- and the many who never came out alive. Cavalrymen of the Third Iowa is an attempt to honor the brave men who fought with valor for the preservation of their country- those who returned home, as well as those whose final resting places were in the shallow, lonely graves dotting the battlefields and the lines of march.