In the Shadow of the Devil: William K.M. Breckenridge in Fielding Hurst's First West Tennessee Cavalry USA

Available Fall 2020
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Part Number:978-1-940127-22-4
A biography of William Kibben Matthews Breckenridge (1825-1863), career soldier, Southern Unionist, and second-in-command of the First West Tennessee Cavalry (later renamed the Sixth Tennessee Cavalry) in the Civil War. This book explores Breckenridge's struggles in organizing and equipping the regiment while working in the shadow of its commander, Col. Fielding Hurst, who used it to exact revenge against secessionists in southwest Tennessee. It is the first full-length study of Breckenridge's life and military career.

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