20 July 2010 by Published in: Battlefield stomping 1 comment

Last weekend, I traveled to Missouri and toured Calvary Cemetery and Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, caught a Dodgers/Cardinals game, toured Wilson’s Creek, Newtonia, Pea Ridge, and Prairie Grove battlefields, and also made a visit to Fort Smith.

Tomorrow, I leave for Ted Alexander’s annual summer soiree, which will include tours of Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, and part of the Antietam battlefield. I’m doing a talk titled “Pope’s Horsemen”.

Next week, when I’m back and the dust has settled, I will write up both trips and post some of my photos from Missouri and Arkansas. Please be patient. I hope it will be worth your while.

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  1. Thu 22nd Jul 2010 at 10:28 am

    Eric: Your topic in that “soiree” raises an interesting question. Have you given thought to doing something on the Union cavalry under Pope (meaning Buford, et al?) Given that they did pretty much nothing on the Peninsula, I’ve always thought that this was the first time that the cavalry took a truly active role in the Virginia war (only to disappear again under Little Mac). Could be seen as a “prequel” to your book on the emergence of the cavalry in spring, 1863. Of course, this is an inexpert view from somebody who’s full of good work project ideas for others, and I don’t know if this one has enough “meat”.

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