Carbines of the U.S. Cavalry
by John D. McAulay
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This exhaustively researched book covers the entire crucial period stretching from the beginning of the Civil War to the end of the cavalry carbine era in 1905. These carbines, and the men that carried them on horseback, played pivotal roles in some of the most exciting episodes in American history, including the War Between the States, the Indian Campaigns, Custer's Last Stand, the Rough Riders in Cuba, the Philippine Insurrection and the Boxer Rebellion. Every one of these popular topics is covered in this informative book, all illustrated with a generous selection of period and modern photos. 8-1/2 x 11" format, hardcover, 144 pages, with 127 photos.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • I. The Civil War Period 1861-1865
    • A. The Early Years, 1861-1862
      • Carbines in the Regular Cavalry at the beginning of the war
      • Inventory at Washington Arsenal December 18, 1861
      • Policy of December 18, 1861 to issue only 10 carbines per company
      • 1861 State of Rhode Island procurement of Burnside Carbines
      • 1861 State of Ohio procurement of Sharps Carbines
      • December 28, 1861 skirmish between N.B. Forrest Confederate Cavalry and the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry
      • 1st and 2nd California Cavalry field service with Sharps Carbine 1862
      • 1862 field service in Virginia and Kentucky
      • 1862 State of Kentucky issuance by regiment
      • 1862 State of Ohio issuance by regiment
      • 1862 field report of unsatisfactory performance of Gallager Carbines
      • Colonel Taylor, 5th Ohio, requesting his regiment be issued Wesson Carbines
      • December 1862 Report of carbines in the various cavalry regiments
    • B. The Turning Point, 1863
      • Linder Carbines for 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry
      • 6,000 Amoskeag Linder Carbines Court of Claims Case
      • 1863 Field Reports
        • Hall
        • Model 1862 Joslyn
        • Burnside
        • Gibbs
        • Merrill
        • Sharps & Hankins
        • Gallager
        • Smith
        • Spencer
      • 1863 Cavalry Battles
        • Grierson's Raid
        • Brandy Station
        • Gettysburg
        • Morgan's Raid
        • Chickamauga
      • September 1863 Report of carbines in the various regiments
    • C. The Year of Attrition, 1864
      • Carbines in Arsenal & Depot Storage January 2 and November 5, 1864
      • 1864 Field Reports
        • Spencer
        • Sharps
        • Ballard
        • Burnside
        • Starr
        • Gallager
        • Union (Cosmopolitan or Gwyn & Campbell)
      • 1864 Campaigns and Battles
        • Yellow Tavern
        • June 30 Army of the Potomac Cavalry Corps Ordnance Stores
        • Atlanta Campaign
        • Valley Campaign
        • Adobe Walls
      • 1864 Confederate Inspection Reports for Bedford Forrest
      • Summer & Fall inventory reports of various cavalry and mounted infantry regiments
    • D. The End of Hostilities, 1865
      • Eastern & Western Military Dept. March 1, 1865 Carbine Inventory
      • Appomattox Campaign (Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, Saylor's Creek)
      • Wilson's Selma Campaign
      • Regimental Inventories of Sharps, Burnside, Spencer Carbines
      • Blakeslee Cartridge Boxes
      • Field Service (Spencer, Ballard, Rimfire Gallager, 2nd Model Maynard, E.G. Lamson's Ball & Palmer, Remington, Rimfire Starr, Triplett & Scott, Warner)
      • Spencers for 6th U.S. Cavalry
    • E. Government Disposals
      • Sales at Harpers Ferry - September 1865
      • Sales at Leavenworth Arsenal - November 1867
      • Sales of Starr Carbines - 1865-1869
      • Sales to Argentina - January 1869
      • Ordnance Sales at St. Louis Arsenal - April 1869
      • Sale of Spencer Carbines, New York Agency - October 1870
      • Disposal of Spencer Ammunition from New York Agency - September-December 1870
      • State of Kentucky, Small Arms Received at New York Agency - October 1871
      • Percussion Carbine Sales - 1871-1876
      • Sale of Ballard Carbines - October 1882
      • Sales from New York Agency - June 1901
      • Carbine Ammunition Sales - 1901
  • II. The Indian Wars 1866-1891
    • A. Post-War Period, 1866-1873
      • June 30, 1866 Inventory in U.S. Cavalry
      • Carbines in Arsenal Storage, June 1866
      • Issues to the new Cavalry Regiments
      • 2nd U.S. Cavalry issues of Spencer Carbines, September 27, 1866
      • Fetterman Massacre
      • Cavalry Field Service against the Indians, 1867
      • June 30, 1867 inventory in U.S. Cavalry
      • Serviceable Spencer Carbines in storage, January 1869
      • Alteration of Percussion Sharps to centerfire
      • Serviceable carbine ammunition in storage, October 1870
      • December 1870 inventory in U.S. Cavalry
      • Spencers and Sharps in fields service 1871-1873
      • Experimental Carbine M1870 in Field Service, 1872-1873
    • B. Trapdoor Era, 1874-1895
      • 45-70 Springfield Carbines in Field Service, March 1874
      • 45-70 Springfield Carbines in Field Service, September 1874
      • First Engagements with the Springfield 45-70
      • Little Bighorn, June 25-26, 1876
      • Ordnance Stores issued to the 7th Cavalry 1876-1877
      • 1st & 2nd Model Hotchkiss Carbines in Field Service
      • 2nd Model Hotchkiss Carbines issued to the 4th Cavalry 1881
      • Model 1877 Springfield Carbines issued between 1881-1886
      • Geronimo Apache Campaign of 1885-1886
      • Model 1886 Experimental Carbine
      • Ghost Dance, 1890-1891
      • Troop Issues of Springfield Carbines, 1890-1893
  • III. Foreign Conflicts 1898-1905
    • A. U.S. Magazine Krag, 1892-1905
      • Adoption of the Krag, September 15, 1892
      • Carbines on hand at Springfield Armory, March 31, 1898
      • Formation of the Rough Riders, May 1898
      • Issues of Ordnance Stores from Tampa, Florida Ordnance Depot
      • Cavalry battle at Las Gausimas, Cuba, June 24, 1898
      • Cavalry battle at San Juan Ridge, Cuba, July 1, 1898
      • Ordnance Stores issued during the Spanish-American War
      • Model 1898 Krag Carbines sent to the Philippines, 1899
      • Krag Carbines in Storage, Springfield Armory, September 30, 1899
      • Krag Carbines issued 1902
      • Boxer Rebellion, 1900
  • Appendix A Union Regimental Summary 1861-1866
  • Appendix B Confederate Regimental Summary
  • Bibliography
  • Index


ISBN: 0-917218-70-1
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