04 May 2016 by Published in: Blogging 2 comments

My old friend and fellow cavalry historian Bob O’Neill has started a new blog that I want to recommend to you. Bob is THE authority of the cavalry battles in the Loudoun Valley of Virginia during the Gettysburg, and that’s one of the focuses of the blog, which is called Small but Important Riots. That’s the title of Bob’s excellent but LONG out of print on these engagements from 1993. Bob’s working a new edition–truly excellent news for those of us interested in these fascinating engagements–and has also written a very good book on the cavalry division assigned to the defenses of Washington until just before the Battle of Gettysburg that I commend to you.

Bob’s new blog, which I have added to the blogroll, focuses on cavalry actions in the Loudoun Valley, and contains some really interesting bits. If you have an interest in Civil War cavalry, please check it out.

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  1. Mark Snell
    Wed 03rd Aug 2016 at 10:39 pm

    OK, Attorney Wittenberg: Time to start ranting again! It’s been too darned long!

  2. William Barkley
    Tue 25th Oct 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I met Bob on a tour of Mosby’s Confederacy about a year ago and bought a copy of his great book. He is a great author and knowledgeable about his subject matter. Even got him to try Coke with peanuts!

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