Book Review: MUSKETS AND BAYONETS: THE STORY OF JAMES B. WASSON, COMPANY “B” AND THE SECOND COLORADO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865
For anyone interested in the history of the Second Colorado, a recent book has been published in Phoenix, Arizona by the Western History Press in 2011. It’s titled MUSKETS AND BAYONETS: THE STORY OF JAMES B. WASSON, COMPANY “B” AND THE SECOND COLORADO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865. The ISBN number is 978-0-9833750-0-5, […]
Field and Staff James H. Ford, Colonel Theo. H. Dodd, Lieutenant-Colonel S. S. Curtis, First Major J. N. Smith, Second Major J. L. Pritchard, Third Major I. J. Pollok, Surgeon Geo. S. Aiken, Assistant Surgeon D. M. Vance, Assistant Surgeon R. S. Roe, Adjutant G.C. Manville, Quartermaster James Burrell, Commissary L. Hamilton, Chaplain Officers & […]
The Second was ambushed by 500 secesh, who gave them a volley from the bushes when marching in line of battle. This had no effect but to wound one man in the cheek. A returning volley from our battalion of Colorado boys sent 17 Confederates to their last rest, of whom 12 were shot in the head, as the hats picked up by the boys plainly showed.