Published on February 19, 2016

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Civil War Trails sign interpreting the calvary action between General George A. Custer and Confederate General Thomes Rosser at Lacey Spring in December 1864.

On December 21, 1864, Union General George Armstrong Custer and his men were surprise attacked by Confederate Calvary under the command of General Thomas Rosser.  Custer withdrew and abandoned his plans to attack Staunton, VA.  Instead Custer and his men would take part in a larger operation taking place on both sides of Massanutten Mountain.  Custer and Rosser were classmates at West Point, Class of 1861.

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