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Civil War Cavalry

Dr. Laurence  Schiller September 14, 2007

Speaking with Dr. Laurence Schiller, of Northwestern University, about Cavalry in the Civil War. Dr. Schiller is author of numerous articles on Cavalry and spends an hour with Gerry to discuss the evalution of cavalry tactics during the Civil War. Dr. Schiller is also the Fencing coach for Northwestern University and discusses the common aspect between fencing and use of the cavalry saber.

Gerry's Monologue -
"This is Gerry Prokopowicz, with Civil War Talk Radio,...'s guest is an expert on the subject of civil war cavalry, author of numerous articles and participant in numerous reenactments. He is also one of the finest collegiate fencing coaches in the country and has led the Northwestern University team for the past several decades. This also makes him the first guest who can run me through if our ideas clash. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Laurence Shiller on Civil War Talk Radio."

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Dr. Shiller's Of sabres and carbines: The emergence of the Federal Dragoon : a scholarly monograph