A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's army


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A Lieutenant of Cavalry in Lee's army

Creator - the author

Beale, George William (1842-1921)

Subject - ex: regimental history, personal memoir, battle narrative

Regimental History

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A narrative of the 9th Virginia Cavalry in the American Civil War

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The Gorham Press., Boston

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Library of Congress

Temporal Coverage - time period covered in the text

1861 to 1865

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Eastern United States

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George William Beale was born into the Virginia nobility, son of Richard Lee Beale, who served in the House of Representatives and Congress for that state before the Civil War. He followed his father into the Confederate cavalry, 9th Virginia when the Civil War began.
His well-written and compelling memoirs document his time with JEB Stuart and Hampton across most of the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. He participated in engagements during the Maryland Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid, and Spotsylvania. His active career was cut short in February 1865 when he was badly wounded.

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