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Battle of Trevilian Station
Eric Wittenberg talked about the Battle of Trevilian Station, which took place in Virginia on June 11 and 12, 1864. Wittenberg explained how Union General Ulyssess S. Grant decided to send cavalry commander Philip Sheridan on a raid to destroy major Confederate railroad junctions. He also described the decisions Sheridan and his Confederate counterpart Wade Hampton made and how those choices led to the decisive Confederate victory. This event was part of symposium hosted by the “Emerging Civil War” blog.264 views
Union and Confederate Calvary
Author and military history professor Louis DiMarco talked about the evolution and role of the Union and Confederate cavalries over the course of the Civil War. He compared the capabilities of the North and the South, explaining the variations in cost, equipment and preparation on both sides.572 views