24 July 2006 by Published in: General News 4 comments

The Little Big Horn Associates is an organization devoted to….you guessed it, the events of June 25, 1876. There are a lot of scholars whom I respect a great deal who are involved with this organization. Brian Pohanka was a stalwart. Greg Urwin is a regular contributor. I could go on, but you get the idea.

This year’s annual conference is devoted to George A. Custer in 1864, and is based in Richmond. I am pretty much the star of the show. I’m leading a busload tour of Trevilian Station on Wednesday, I’m giving a talk on Thursday, I’m co-leading an all-day battlefield tour with Bobby Krick on Friday, and then I’m participating in a panel discussion on Saturday. My bestest pal, Tom Carhart, is on the program, which should be interesting.

Tomorrow, on my way to Richmond, I’m going to detour to King and Queen County, VA to visit an obscure spot called Dahlgren’s Corner, which is where Ulric Dahlgren was killed. On Thursday morning, I’m going to find the spot where Dahlgren was repulsed from the defenses of Richmond, and then on Thursday afternoon, I will be making my visit to Hollywood Cemetery.

Saturday, after the panel discussion, I drive to Chambersburg to participate in a late-night panel discussion, and then to give a talk on Sunday morning at one of Ted Alexander’s Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce events. I enjoy Ted’s programs and try never to say no when he asks me to come.

So, I’ll be hitting the hot and dusty tomorrow for Civil War Central. I will try to report from the road.

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Comments

  1. Mon 24th Jul 2006 at 11:11 pm

    I look forward to hearing how things go between you and Dr. Carhart, Eric. I’ll see you in Chambersburg…

  2. Tue 25th Jul 2006 at 9:48 am

    Seeing as how Carhart doesn’t have a scintilla of a clue of who (the real) Custer was – instead he is only familiar with some fantasy figure that he’s created – how the hell does a putz like this get asked to be on the panel anyway? Is he even familiar with the events of ’64 at all?

    He looked at East Cavalry Field, wrote about that and completely screwed it up, so I can only wonder what his crazy interpretations of the fighting of ’64 are…

    Maybe he thinks Custer was fighting on Mars riding a new-fangled iron-horse spaceship…

    And I’m dead serious.

    J.D.

  3. Jerry Dunford
    Thu 26th Nov 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Better late than never.
    If you visited the highway historical marker at Dahlgrens corner, you did not see where Dahlgren was killed in March 1864. The sign is incorrect, and placed 200 feet to far East. Dhalgren and his men moved East along Hockley Neck rd. rt.-632, approx 100 to 200 feet West, from the intersection where this rd. intersects with Stevensville rd. and Bunkerhill rd. is the spot where Dahlgren was shot along with some of his men.
    Lt. Pollard, the 9th. Virginia Cavalry and home guard
    were blocking ant Eastward movement beyond this intersection. So, a new sign, and a new location will be happening soon to improve this error. I can e mail you a
    clear photo or google earth map if it will help.

  4. Jerry Dunford
    Thu 26th Nov 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Better late than never.
    If you visited the highway historical marker at Dahlgrens corner, you did not see where Dahlgren was killed in March 1864. The sign is incorrect, and placed 200 feet to far East. Dhalgren and his men moved East along Hockley Neck rd. rt.-632, approx 100 to 200 feet West, from the intersection where this rd. intersects with Stevensville rd. and Bunkerhill rd. is the spot where Dahlgren was shot along with some of his men.
    Lt. Pollard, the 9th. Virginia Cavalry and home guard
    were blocking any Eastward movement beyond this intersection. So, a new sign, and a new location will be happening soon to improve this error. I can e mail you a
    clear photo or google earth map if it will help.

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