The American Civil War, or the War between the States, was fought between 1861 and 1865. It was perhaps one of the most defining and tragic chapters in American history. It is also known as one of the 'modern wars' with a grim preview of what was to come in future conflicts.
The first Virginia Cavalry became the nucleus around which Lieutenant Colonel James Ewell Brown 'Jeb' Stuart built a formidable brigade - followed by a division and eventually a corps. For nearly two years, Confederate troopers rode circles around their Union counterparts in Northern Virginia. Thus the 1st Virginia laid the foundation for the myth of Southern mounted supremacy.
Each figure is approximately 3.5" tall.