December 4, 1864: Kilpatrick “whipped Wheeler soundly” at Waynesboro

Before daylight on December 4, 1864, Federal cavalrymen were up and moving.  Events and issued orders of the previous day set had set the stage for a cavalry battle.  The combined column of Brigadier-General Absalom Baird’s infantry division and Brigadier-General H. Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry had spent the night in a defensive position around Thomas’ Station. Continue reading “December 4, 1864: Kilpatrick “whipped Wheeler soundly” at Waynesboro”

Riding Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: Kilpatrick and Wheeler fight along Brushy Creek

I know… I’m supposed to be following the artillery, but the cavalry actions on the March to the Sea need to get their due!  Yesterday I discussed the movements that brought Brigadier-General H. Judson Kilpatrick’s Division and Maj0r-General Wheeler’s Cavarly Corps off to the north of the main Federal line of march.  Wheeler, thinking KilpatrickContinue reading “Riding Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: Kilpatrick and Wheeler fight along Brushy Creek”