Thursday, July 05, 2007

East Cavalry Field Action to be re-enacted on July 8, 2007

Further to JEB Stuart and East Cavalry Field, LBE picked up a copy of "Battle News 144th Anniversary" while at Gettysburg on July 3, 2007. Page 15 thereof had an article titled: "Wolverines and Virginians -- The Rummel Farm" (Cavalry Battle). Sunday, July 8th, 2007 - 10:00am.

The article begins

General J.E.B. Stuart ordered the 1st Virginia Cavalry of Fitz Lee's Brigade to make a mounted charge to drive a wedge between the Union lines at the "Rummel Farm" and Low Dutch Road. (...)

The article also states

The Union victory not only prevented the Confederate cavalry from attacking and disrupting the rear of the Federal postion prior to Pickett's Charge...

LBE wandered East Cavalry Field on July 3 and observed almost no other people. There were not that many people at better known places, such as Little Round Top. Sadly, LBE noted that there are no peach trees at the Peach Orchard, although there was something green like lettuce. (The "Lettuce Orchard" just does not have a ring to it.)

One notes that the 144th anniversary is the 100th anniversary in base 12.

LBE saw a sign at East Cavalry Field discussing the use of Spencer rifles, but did not see a sign on Stuart's cannon shots. See also

Those mysterious cannon shots of JEB Stuart on July 3, 1863


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