Carter's Raid

During the Civil War, fully two-thirds of East Tennessee’s citizens remained loyal to the Union. When their state was declared “an independent nation” and then negotiated a military alliance with the Confederate government, it was against the will of the majority of East Tennesseans. Samuel P. Carter of Elizabethton, the daring “sailor on horseback” and a naval officer, led the Yankee cavalry in a raid from Kentucky into East Tennessee—into his own backyard. This was part of a long-term effort by the Federal government to utilize the loyalty of East Tennesseans to destroy the Southern rebellion.

The author relates an exciting story of “the first long-distance raid staged by the Union cavalry” in this chronicle of a significant and often overlooked turning point in the Civil War.
  • 6 x 9 Trade Paper 77pp.
  • Subject: Civil War History, Tennessee Interest

Condition: New

ISBN: 978-0-932807-42-7

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