Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence: A Prussian in in J.E.B. Stuart’s Cavalry
By Heros von Borcke. This is a highly detailed personal memoir of Heros von Borcke’s adventures with dashing cavalry leader Gen. J.E.B. Stuart.
A giant of a man, von Borcke carried a huge broadsword that sent fear into the opponent. He was in the thick of every scrum and was entrusted with secret assignments by Stuart. An incredible story.
Heros von Borcke (1836–1895) served in the Confederate army and participated in numerous battles before being wounded at the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign.
Prevented by injury from continuing in active service, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and sent by the Confederate Congress on a diplomatic mission to England.
When the war ended in 1865 he remained abroad and returned to his native Prussia, where he later served with distinction in the Franco-Prussian War.
Softcover, 399 pages