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Glory Enough for All: Sheridan's Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilian… (original 2001; edition 2007)

by Eric J. Wittenberg (Author)

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Provides a detailed strategic analysis of this pivotal Civil War cavalry battle; Challenges the prevailing assessment of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan; Contains more than fifty photographs and illustrations; Glory Enough For All is the groundbreaking story of the Civil War cavalry battle that took place at Trevilian Station, Virginia, in June 1864, as well as the ordeal of Sheridan's second cavalry raid. After the ferocious fighting at Cold Harbor, Virginia, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered his cavalry, commanded by Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, to distract the Confederate forces opposing the Army of the Potomac. Author Eric Wittenberg chronicles the battle that resulted when Confederate cavalry pursued and caught their Federal foes at Trevilian Station, which was, perhaps, the only truly decisive cavalry battle of the Civil War. Wittenberg tells the stories of the men who fought there, including eight Union Medal of Honor winners and one Confederate whose death at Trevilian Station made him the third of three brothers to die in the service of Company A of the 4th Virginia Cavalry. It also addresses the little-known but critical cavalry battle at Samaria (St. Mary's) Church o… (more)
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Title:Glory Enough for All: Sheridan's Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilian Station
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Glory Enough for All: Sheridan's Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilian Station by Eric J. Wittenberg (2001)

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Fabulous tactical story of the battle of Trevilian Station. Author did a significant amount of research esp with original sources/memoirs from participants. Somewhat disturbing accounts of wounds suffered in battle by various participants, and very memorable tale of a cav trooper who killed himself rather than continue in the pre battle portion of the raid.
Great stories of the regimental commanders and their personal actions.

Samaria Church covered in great detail also. Can't wait to go walk the grounds of these two battlefields. Definitely not getting rid of this book. I think Wittenberg is a fabulous writer.

Author is somewhat critical of Sheridan, who never failed to praise himself. Doing a little research, I found that there were a number of Union cavalry raids around Richmond in 1864, none of which ended up any better than the Trevilian affair. Seems like a significant omission, and I don't recall any if them being mentioned. Those first person accounts are from 'Battles & Leaders of CW.' The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid was the most interesting of those actions.

Pondering the lethality of So Carolina Enfield rifles vs Union hardware. Possibly beyond the scope of my abilities... ( )
  delta351 | Mar 20, 2021 |
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Provides a detailed strategic analysis of this pivotal Civil War cavalry battle; Challenges the prevailing assessment of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan; Contains more than fifty photographs and illustrations; Glory Enough For All is the groundbreaking story of the Civil War cavalry battle that took place at Trevilian Station, Virginia, in June 1864, as well as the ordeal of Sheridan's second cavalry raid. After the ferocious fighting at Cold Harbor, Virginia, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered his cavalry, commanded by Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, to distract the Confederate forces opposing the Army of the Potomac. Author Eric Wittenberg chronicles the battle that resulted when Confederate cavalry pursued and caught their Federal foes at Trevilian Station, which was, perhaps, the only truly decisive cavalry battle of the Civil War. Wittenberg tells the stories of the men who fought there, including eight Union Medal of Honor winners and one Confederate whose death at Trevilian Station made him the third of three brothers to die in the service of Company A of the 4th Virginia Cavalry. It also addresses the little-known but critical cavalry battle at Samaria (St. Mary's) Church o

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