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Fridays at the Front: “Apparently Countless Squadrons” – The Battle of Tom’s Brook

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fridays at the Front:  “Apparently Countless Squadrons” – The Battle of Tom’s Brook
Car caravan tour of sites related to the October 9, 1864, all-cavalry battle that ranged from the Back Road to the Valley Turnpike, and featured a clash between former West Point classmates Union Gen. George Custer and Confederate Gen. Thomas Rosser.  Confederate cavalry, enraged by “The Burning,” had advanced beyond their infantry support, leaving them vulnerable when Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan famously ordered his own horsemen to “whip the rebel cavalry or get whipped.”  Tour led by historian Bill Miller, author of Decision at Tom’s Brook, and SVBF CEO Keven Walker.

Pre-registration is required. Register by filling out the form on Fridays at the Front page here or by calling the SVBF at 540-740-4545.

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Date:
October 11
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm