Battles in the East, Uncategorized

Cavalry Face Off – Sheridan vs. Stuart, May 1864

Philip Sheridan (left) and his doppelganger, Lee Van Cleef (right) Philip Sheridan had finally been let loose onto his own independent command from the rest of the Army of the Potomac. He took his 10,000 men under Wesley Merritt, James Wilson, and David Gregg – the first time they had all been together since the… Continue reading Cavalry Face Off – Sheridan vs. Stuart, May 1864

Battles in the East

The Battle for Laurel Hill, May 8th 1864

At about eight in the morning on May 8th, the Army of the Potomac was hellbent on pushing their way south. After Sheridan failed to carry out his orders to clear the Brock Road of all Confederates, it was down to Gouverneur Warren’s corps to pave the way before the rest of the army arrived.… Continue reading The Battle for Laurel Hill, May 8th 1864

Civil War Trivia, Gab About Generals

The Cavalryman and His Hat

In researching any part of history, one tends to learn about important figures from a distance. Take the Civil War for example. You can read about Lee and Jackson, McClellan and Pope, Lincoln and Davis, all day long. You’ll read about what they did, how they did it, and maybe a few quotes scattered here… Continue reading The Cavalryman and His Hat