28 February 2008 by Published in: Union Cavalry 2 comments

Greetings from Richmond. It’s almost 10:30 at night as I write this. I’ve been up since 4 AM, so I’m about half delirious and ready to go to sleep. I’m here for old friend Dr. Bruce Venter’s Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid tour. My flight left Columbus at 6:00 AM, so it’s been a long day. Today, I went to Five Forks, made a quick stop at Pamplin Park, visited the new museum at Tredegar–I meant to tour the museum, but some loyal readers of these rantings shanghaied me, and we ended up talking shop for an hour instead. Then, I picked up Bobby Krick at the Chimborazo Hospital site, which is where Bobby’s office is, and we went and visited a bunch of nifty 1864 cavalry battle sites. That took the entire afternoon, and then the program began this evening. I’ve managed to burn up 3/4 of a tank of gas in the rented PT Cruiser (I signed up for a subcompact and they gave me a PT Cruiser for the same rate) today driving around. Needless to say, I’m beat.

More tomorrow when I’m a little more coherent.

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  1. Sun 02nd Mar 2008 at 9:31 pm


    On behalf of the staff of the American Civil War Center, please accept our most humble apologies for shanghaiing you! It’s not every day that a distinguished Civil War historian just shows up in the gift shop!

    In any case, please feel free to stop by again the next time you’re in Richmond. I can’t make any promises, but I’ll at least TRY to keep the hounds at bay.

    It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to delving into my freshly-autographed copy of Little Phil!


    Jimmy Price

  2. Sun 02nd Mar 2008 at 9:32 pm


    It was my pleasure, both to be shanghaied, but also to sign your book. I will be back.


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