Category Archives: Cavalry Raids

Interview with Eric J. Wittenberg, author of “The Battle of Brandy Station”

I recently finished reading Eric J. Wittenberg’s newest book, “The Battle of Brandy Station.”  Thoroughly researched and well written, the book is up to the high standards that Wittenberg has established with his previous titles on Civil War cavalry.  Jim … Continue reading

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The Battle of Yellow Tavern and Death of J.E.B. Stuart

Today is the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Yellow Tavern – and the mortal wounding of Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart.  Stuart, whom historian Eric J. Wittenberg considers the “best cavalry commander ever sired in the … Continue reading

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Grierson’s Raid – Effective Use of Cavalry in the West

Benjamin Grierson’s Raid – April 17 through May 2, 1863 During the spring of 1863, US Major General Ulysses S. Grant was planning his offensive to capture Vicksburg.  Vicksburg was positioned high above a horseshoe shaped bend of the Mississippi River.  … Continue reading

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