A Great Read... 10/10/11
Troy Harman and LBG Mike Vallone stirred up some controversy
a couple years ago when they speculated that Custer's foray
into the left rear of the Confederates was not accidental
but part of a larger tactical plan
to thwart Rebel action."
"It sure seems to me likely that Custer was not simply "out there patrolling"
happened upon elements of the enemy forces.
And it is also evidence that cavalry action between Custer and Stuart was
to the larger battle and not isolated from it. My thoughts, anyway."
as posted "militaryhistoryonline"...
|Map courtesy of GBLBG Mike Vallone
|July 2nd, 1863
"The day before this happened,
when we returned to the vicinity of Gettysburg, near a place called Hunterstown, I think,
our command had a thrilling
experience and while charging a body
of cavalry down a lane leading by a barn, ran into an ambuscade of men posted
in the (Felty) barn who dealt death and destruction upon us.
Within five minutes some four or five officers were killed
and about fifteen men were slain or wounded. "
Sketch of Cobb Legion Cavalry
And Some Incidents and Scenes Remembered.
BY WILEY C. HOWARD, OF COMPANY C.
Custer at Hunterstown...Steve Alexander
“The [Civil] war “proved Custer
was simply the greatest cavalry tactician of the Union Army, perhaps the greatest of either army North or South. The fame
and rewards he gained were more than earned by not just his boldness and courage but his military acuity.”
To read more about George Armstrong Custer...
To read more about the Battle of Hunterstown...
"Cavalry on the Roads to Gettysburg"
George A. Rummel III
"After a brief meeting with Kilpatrick (in the Grass
Custer returned to Colonel Gray and the 6th Michigan Cavalry
with orders to immediately attack the Confederate troops
seen along the road near the Gilbert farm."
"Plenty of Blame to
by Eric Whittenberg and J. David Petruzzi
To Read More...
Read Reviews for Gettysburg Guide...
To Read More About the Civil War and Related Subjects...