Wed, Sep 15|
HISTORYtalks: Cavalry on the Road to Gettysburg: Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville Re-examined by Bob O'Neill
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Cavalry on the Road to Gettysburg: Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville Re-examined by Bob O'Neill Cost is $5 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
Contrary to popular belief, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, commanding the Army of the Potomac, neither ordered nor desired his cavalry to search for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in mid-June 1863. Bob O’Neill will explain what Hooker asked his cavalry to do and how, by disobeying his orders, cavalry commander Alfred Pleasonton precipitated a series of clashes with Jeb Stuart in Northern Virginia’s Loudoun Valley.
Bob O’Neill is the author of two books and numerous magazine articles. A retired police officer, his newest book, Small but Important Riots, Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville will be published in 2022. Learn more about the Union cavalry and the clashes in the Loudoun Valley on Bob’s website at www.smallbutimportantriots.com