14 February 2013 by Published in: General News 5 comments

1863 Gettysburg Before and AfterThe Hagerstown Community College is putting on an interesting Civil War Seminar on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The topic of the seminar is before and after the Battle of Gettysburg. I’ll be presenting about the retreat from Gettysburg. I’ve included a link to the brochure for the event in this post. I hope to see some of you there.

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  1. Dennis
    Sat 16th Feb 2013 at 6:43 am

    I will have to miss it. We will be on a road trip for a combination of house hunting and vacation! Maybe next time you are in the area………..again!

    Regards,
    Dennis

  2. J. Wistar ("Pete") Huey III
    Wed 27th Feb 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I just posted a comment on the tail end of the comments ending back in 2007; not sure you`ll see it so, in short, “Google” “The Civil War in Your Attic”, a project of the Enoch Pratt Library; all sorts of my Pennock Huey data there.

  3. Mark B Rockey
    Fri 22nd Mar 2013 at 8:36 am

    Sir: I have just finished reading Longacre’s “Lee’s Cavalrymen”, “Lincoln’s Cavalrymen”, Wert’s “From Winchester to Cedar Creek: the Shenandoah 1864″, and Sword’s “The Confederacy’s Last Hurrah” and I am puzzled by Sheridan’s selection of Torbert and Wilson as his chief subordinates. Torbert was Phil’s old roommate and Wilson had been a staff officer for the Cavalry but neither had operational cavalry experience; (did Wilson get forced on Sheridan by Grant?). I am not impressed with Torbert’s work in the Shenandoah against Rosser, nor with Wilson’s work against Hood/Forrest in Tennessee. Your thoughts, please!

  4. Fri 22nd Mar 2013 at 8:52 am

    Mark,

    Good questions, Mark.

    You’re correct about Wilson being forced on Sheridan. He was known as Grant’s pet, and there was no choice.

    Crook was Sheridan’s roommate, not Torbert.

    Nobody seems to know how or why Torbert was chosen. It’s one of those great mysteries.

    Eric

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