Brackett's Battalion: Minnesota Cavalry in the Civil War and Dakota War

Front Cover
Borealis Books, 2004 - History - 196 pages
0 Reviews
Amidst the chaos of a two-front war--one against the Confederacy and the other against the Dakota Indians--Brackett's Battalion of Minnesota Cavalry transformed from raw recruits into seasoned and battle-hardened troops and served longer than any other Minnesota unit in the Civil War. After two years in the Southern theater of the Civil War, Brackett's Battalion became part of the Northwestern Indian Expedition of 1864 and rode into Dakota Territory to seek out and engage the Indians in response to the attacks on settlers in Minnesota. On July 28, 1864, during a decisive battle against a large Dakota contingent at Killdeer Mountain, Brackett's men conducted a remarkable three-mile-long saber charge that resulted in vicious hand-to-hand combat and eventually turned the tide of the battle. Told through the extant journals, diaries, and letters of the troopers themselves, Brackett's Battalion brings to light a long neglected aspect of Minnesota's role in the Civil War and reveals a side of the conflict rarely portrayed in the war's literature.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Other editions - View all

References from web pages

Joseph Fitzharris - Brackett's Battalion: Minnesota Cavalry in the ...
Brackett's Battalion: Minnesota Cavalry in the Civil War and Dakota War. By Kurt D. Bergemann. St. Paul, Minn.: Borealis Books, 2004. ISBN 0-87351-473-4. ... journals/ journal_of_military_history/ v068/ 68.4fitzharris.html

Verso - Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Brackett's Battalion : Minnesota cavalry in the Civil War and Dakota War -- 2004, Bergemann, Kurt D. E515.6.B73 B47 2004 ... scripts/*STATES*-*ARMY*-*BRACKETT'S*BATTALION*(1861-1866)*-*HIST...

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS catalogue from Gazelle Book ...
Gazelle Book Services Limited. White Cross Mills, Hightown, LANCASTER LA1 4XS, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44(0)1524 68765 Fax: +44(0)1524 63232 ... Marketing/ Publisher%20Pages/ Trade%20publishers/ MINNESOTA%20HISTORICAL%20SOCIETY%20PRES...

Bridge - Summer 2004
ALUMNI NOTES. The University of Minnesota Duluth Bridge publishes Alumni Notes. You can send us notes by e-mail:, by fax at 218-726-6186. ... publications/ bridge/ 804/ alumnotes.html

:: esmas compras
Brackett's Battalion: Minnesota Cavalry in the Civ (Brackett's Battalion: Minnesota Cavalry in the Civil War and Dakota War Libros Ingles Travel General ... esmas/ catalogo/ dsp_autor.cfm?autID=62009

About the author (2004)

Kurt D. Bergemann has long been a student of the Civil War. This book is a result of his research on his great-great-grandfather, who served in Brackett's Battalion.

Bibliographic information