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  • eighth_conn_inf
    I wonder if Wilson at Selma v. Forrest was urban? Info: Major General James H. Wilson, commanding three divisions of Union cavalry, about 13,500 men, led his
    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 27, 2010
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      I wonder if Wilson at Selma v. Forrest was urban? Info:

      Major General James H. Wilson, commanding three divisions of Union cavalry, about 13,500 men, led his men south from Gravelly Springs, Alabama, on March 22, 1865. Opposed by Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest, Wilson skillfully continued his march and eventually defeated him in a running battle at Ebenezer Church, on April 1. Continuing towards Selma, Wilson split his command into three columns. Although Selma was well-defended, the Union columns broke through the defenses at separate points forcing the Confederates to surrender the city, although many of the officers and men, including Forrest and Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, escaped. Selma demonstrated that even Forrest, whom some had considered invincible, could not stop the unrelenting Union movements deep into the Southern Heartland.

      Result(s): Union victory

      Location: Dallas County

      Campaign: Wilson's Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865)

      Date(s): April 2, 1865

      Principal Commanders: Major General James H. Wilson [US]; Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest [CS]

      Forces Engaged: Two cavalry divisions [US]; troops in city (approx. 5,000 men) [CS]

      Estimated Casualties: 3,019 total (US 319; CS 2,700)

      Larry

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen" <jeffcowvplanning@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi folks.
      >
      > A little off topic, but I would like to pick the collective knowledge base of the group.
      >
      > I would like to describe the 7/6/63 Battle of Hagerstown as the largest urban cavalry battle of the War.
      >
      > Can anyone off the top of their head think of a larger urban cavalry battle? There were larger urban battles (Fredericksburg comes to mind) and larger cavalry battles (Brandy Station, Trevillians, Hanover, etc.) but I cannot think of one larger than Hagerstown that was in an urban setting.
      >
      > Thoughts, please?
      > Thanks.
      > Steve Bockmiller
      >
    • Thomas G. Clemens
      Good job Larry. I was thinking of Hanover PA in the Gettysburg campaign. There was a large number of cavalry fighting there too.
      Message 2 of 12 , Nov 27, 2010
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        Good job Larry. I was thinking of Hanover PA in the Gettysburg campaign. There was a large number of cavalry fighting there too.
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        I wonder if Wilson at Selma v. Forrest was urban? Info:

        Major General James H. Wilson, commanding three divisions of Union cavalry, about 13,500 men, led his men south from Gravelly Springs, Alabama, on March 22, 1865. Opposed by Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest, Wilson skillfully continued his march and eventually defeated him in a running battle at Ebenezer Church, on April 1. Continuing towards Selma, Wilson split his command into three columns. Although Selma was well-defended, the Union columns broke through the defenses at separate points forcing the Confederates to surrender the city, although many of the officers and men, including Forrest and Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, escaped. Selma demonstrated that even Forrest, whom some had considered invincible, could not stop the unrelenting Union movements deep into the Southern Heartland.

        Result(s): Union victory

        Location: Dallas County

        Campaign: Wilson's Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865)

        Date(s): April 2, 1865

        Principal Commanders: Major General James H. Wilson [US]; Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest [CS]

        Forces Engaged: Two cavalry divisions [US]; troops in city (approx. 5,000 men) [CS]

        Estimated Casualties: 3,019 total (US 319; CS 2,700)

        Larry

        --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com<mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>, "Stephen" <jeffcowvplanning@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi folks.
        >
        > A little off topic, but I would like to pick the collective knowledge base of the group.
        >
        > I would like to describe the 7/6/63 Battle of Hagerstown as the largest urban cavalry battle of the War.
        >
        > Can anyone off the top of their head think of a larger urban cavalry battle? There were larger urban battles (Fredericksburg comes to mind) and larger cavalry battles (Brandy Station, Trevillians, Hanover, etc.) but I cannot think of one larger than Hagerstown that was in an urban setting.
        >
        > Thoughts, please?
        > Thanks.
        > Steve Bockmiller
        >





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      • Stephen
        Thanks, everyone. I will check Selma...as a western theater battle I am pretty ignorant. I think Westminster is out because of the number of troops (union
        Message 3 of 12 , Nov 28, 2010
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          Thanks, everyone. I will check Selma...as a western theater battle I am pretty ignorant. I think Westminster is out because of the number of troops (union side was less than a regiment). I will check the troop movements in the Hanover battle to see if that was urban or in the countryside around the town.

          If anyone else can think of others to check into I would appreciate it.

          Steve

          --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas G. Clemens" <tgclemens@...> wrote:
          >
          > Good job Larry. I was thinking of Hanover PA in the Gettysburg campaign. There was a large number of cavalry fighting there too.
          > ________________________________
          > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of eighth_conn_inf [eighth_conn_inf@...]
          > Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:17 PM
          > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Trivia Question
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > I wonder if Wilson at Selma v. Forrest was urban? Info:
          >
          > Major General James H. Wilson, commanding three divisions of Union cavalry, about 13,500 men, led his men south from Gravelly Springs, Alabama, on March 22, 1865. Opposed by Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest, Wilson skillfully continued his march and eventually defeated him in a running battle at Ebenezer Church, on April 1. Continuing towards Selma, Wilson split his command into three columns. Although Selma was well-defended, the Union columns broke through the defenses at separate points forcing the Confederates to surrender the city, although many of the officers and men, including Forrest and Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, escaped. Selma demonstrated that even Forrest, whom some had considered invincible, could not stop the unrelenting Union movements deep into the Southern Heartland.
          >
          > Result(s): Union victory
          >
          > Location: Dallas County
          >
          > Campaign: Wilson's Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865)
          >
          > Date(s): April 2, 1865
          >
          > Principal Commanders: Major General James H. Wilson [US]; Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest [CS]
          >
          > Forces Engaged: Two cavalry divisions [US]; troops in city (approx. 5,000 men) [CS]
          >
          > Estimated Casualties: 3,019 total (US 319; CS 2,700)
          >
          > Larry
          >
          > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com<mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>, "Stephen" <jeffcowvplanning@> wrote:
          > >
          > > Hi folks.
          > >
          > > A little off topic, but I would like to pick the collective knowledge base of the group.
          > >
          > > I would like to describe the 7/6/63 Battle of Hagerstown as the largest urban cavalry battle of the War.
          > >
          > > Can anyone off the top of their head think of a larger urban cavalry battle? There were larger urban battles (Fredericksburg comes to mind) and larger cavalry battles (Brandy Station, Trevillians, Hanover, etc.) but I cannot think of one larger than Hagerstown that was in an urban setting.
          > >
          > > Thoughts, please?
          > > Thanks.
          > > Steve Bockmiller
          > >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
        • Mary Hawthorne
          From the 2 maps in the book Plenty of Blame to Go Around , the battle of Hanover took place in the town. It involved 3 brigades of Stuart s command and 2
          Message 4 of 12 , Nov 28, 2010
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            From the 2 maps in the book "Plenty of Blame to Go Around", the battle of Hanover took place in the town. It involved 3 brigades of Stuart's command and 2 brigades of Kilpatrick's command
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            From: Stephen
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            Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 10:20 PM
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            Thanks, everyone. I will check Selma...as a western theater battle I am pretty ignorant. I think Westminster is out because of the number of troops (union side was less than a regiment). I will check the troop movements in the Hanover battle to see if that was urban or in the countryside around the town.

            If anyone else can think of others to check into I would appreciate it.

            Steve

            --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas G. Clemens" <tgclemens@...> wrote:
            >
            > Good job Larry. I was thinking of Hanover PA in the Gettysburg campaign. There was a large number of cavalry fighting there too.
            > ________________________________
            > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of eighth_conn_inf [eighth_conn_inf@...]
            > Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:17 PM
            > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Trivia Question
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > I wonder if Wilson at Selma v. Forrest was urban? Info:
            >
            > Major General James H. Wilson, commanding three divisions of Union cavalry, about 13,500 men, led his men south from Gravelly Springs, Alabama, on March 22, 1865. Opposed by Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest, Wilson skillfully continued his march and eventually defeated him in a running battle at Ebenezer Church, on April 1. Continuing towards Selma, Wilson split his command into three columns. Although Selma was well-defended, the Union columns broke through the defenses at separate points forcing the Confederates to surrender the city, although many of the officers and men, including Forrest and Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, escaped. Selma demonstrated that even Forrest, whom some had considered invincible, could not stop the unrelenting Union movements deep into the Southern Heartland.
            >
            > Result(s): Union victory
            >
            > Location: Dallas County
            >
            > Campaign: Wilson's Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865)
            >
            > Date(s): April 2, 1865
            >
            > Principal Commanders: Major General James H. Wilson [US]; Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest [CS]
            >
            > Forces Engaged: Two cavalry divisions [US]; troops in city (approx. 5,000 men) [CS]
            >
            > Estimated Casualties: 3,019 total (US 319; CS 2,700)
            >
            > Larry
            >
            > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com<mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com>, "Stephen" <jeffcowvplanning@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Hi folks.
            > >
            > > A little off topic, but I would like to pick the collective knowledge base of the group.
            > >
            > > I would like to describe the 7/6/63 Battle of Hagerstown as the largest urban cavalry battle of the War.
            > >
            > > Can anyone off the top of their head think of a larger urban cavalry battle? There were larger urban battles (Fredericksburg comes to mind) and larger cavalry battles (Brandy Station, Trevillians, Hanover, etc.) but I cannot think of one larger than Hagerstown that was in an urban setting.
            > >
            > > Thoughts, please?
            > > Thanks.
            > > Steve Bockmiller
            > >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >





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