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History at Sunset
October 18 @ 4:00 PM
Tommy, Charlie, and the Kidd: General Wesley Merritt’s Cavalry at Cedar Creek
By 1864, the Union cavalry was superior to the Confederate cavalry for several reasons: better horses, more firepower, and aggressive, enthusiastic leadership. Cavalry division commander Gen. Wesley Merritt and his three brigade commanders were well-trained, experienced leaders who expected to win every combat action. Join Ranger Rick Ashbacker to follow Merritt’s division from the Union right flank all the way to its counterattack position on the Union left flank during the battle of Cedar Creek.
Meet at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645).