Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Clash at East Cavalry Field

Today's video is from the documentary feature Horses of Gettysburg. This particular segment depicts the fierce horseback fighting which took place on East Cavalry Field. 8,000 men and 8,000 horses from the Union and Confederacy's mounted armies met in one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War. Years before his famous stand at Little Big Horn, General George Armstrong Custer was known as a fearless cavalry commander. His encounter with the forces of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on the East Cavalry Field helped to determine the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg. Enjoy!

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