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Scouting for Grant and Meade: The Reminiscences of Judson Knight, Chief of Scouts, Army of the Potomac

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A never-before-seen look into the dangerous job of scouting during the American Civil War.

Scouting for Grant and Meade is comprised of the popular recollections of Judson Knight, former chief scout of the Army of the Potomac from August 1864 to June 1865. Originally beginning as a serialized column in the armed forces service paper National Tribune, Knights column Fighting Them Over Again offers a rare glimpse into the comings and goings of scouts behind enemy lines during the American Civil War. A must-have for any history buff, Scouting for Grant and Meade not only offers a day-to-day account of a scout for the Union army, but also provides valuable insight into historical events from the perspective of an eyewitness. Knight reveals his unique experiences behind Confederate lines, including how he came across many women living alone on their own plantations with their slaves. His account revealed to his contemporaries that slaves living in the South never betrayed Union scouts hiding behind Confederate lines. Working within a newly growing military intelligence field, Knight details his daring and resourceful experiences, often taking orders directly from General Grant himself.

Noteworthy for being well written for its time, Knight writes with a conversational tone that remains easily accessible to the modern reader. Extensively fact-checked, Scouting for Grant and Meade offers a personalized account of the bloodiest war ever to be fought on American soil.

About the Author

Peter G. Tsouras is an historian who retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he was a senior intelligence officer. He also served with the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, in Germany. Tsouras is the author or editor of twenty-two books on military operations and alternate history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781628736984
Author:
Tsouras, Peter G.
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 BandW illustrations
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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