Wilson’s Raid: The Final Blow to the Confederacy
Author: Russell W. Blount Jr.
Publisher: The History Press
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Relive the final days of the Civil War with this compelling account of Wilson's Raid told by memoirs of those who witnessed it.
In the closing months of the Civil War, General James Wilson led a Union cavalry raid through Alabama and parts of Georgia. Wilson, the young, brash "boy general" of the Union, matched wits against Nathan Bedford Forrest, the South's legendary "wizard of the saddle." Wilson's Raiders swept through cities like Selma, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, destroying the last remaining industrial production centers of the Confederacy along with any hopes of its survival. Forrest and his desperately outnumbered cavalry had no option but to try to stop the Union's advance. Join Russell Blount as he examines the eyewitness accounts and diaries chronicling this defining moment in America's bloodiest war.