This book describes and analyzes the little-known cavalry actions during the Battle of Gettysburg - Farnsworth's Charge, South Cavalry Field, and Fairfield, Pa.
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Eric J. Wittenberg is a practicing attorney in Columbus, Ohio. A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, he was educated at Dickinson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has spent years studying Federal cavalry operations in the Gettysburg Campaign, with a special focus on the actions of Brig. Gen. John Buford and his veteran troopers. The author of a number of works on the mounted actions, he enjoys recounting the stories of the hardships faced by the cavalry forces of both sides in the American Civil War. He is a member of APCWS, the Brandy Station Foundation, and is a former president of the Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable. He is also the chairman of the Elon Farnsworth Memorial Association.Review:
"For too many years the cavalry, especially the Federal cavalry, and their contribution to the success or failure of the armies to which they belonged has been largely ignored. Over the last decade that has slowly begun to change. Amid the continuing flood of publications on the battle of Gettysburg one might wonder in disbelief that any aspects of the battle are still 'unknown', but three cavalry actions on July 3rd on the southern flank of the armies fall into that category, especially Merritt's fight on South Cavalry Field. Eric Wittenberg's Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions rights that wrong. Whether the proper term is forgotten, unknown, or ignored, few people visit these three fields. After reading this book that will change. Armed with Eric's account, John Heiser's maps and some tantalizing 'what ifs' tomorrow's visitors to the park will discover an aspect of the great battle that few before have seen or appreciated, and finally the soldiers who fought and died there will take their rightful place alongside their more well known comrades." -- Robert F. O'Neill, Jr., author of: The Cavalry Actions at Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville
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Book Description Thomas Publications (PA), 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1577470354
Book Description Thomas Publications (PA), 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111577470354
Book Description Thomas Publications (PA). PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1577470354 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0681932