150 Years Ago: Buford Across the Rapidan

On the morning of October 10, 1863, Brigadier-General John Buford received these orders for the First Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac: General: You will force a passage at Germanna Ford as soon as possible, pursue the enemy, and endeavor to uncover Morton’s Ford, communicating with General Newton, commanding First Corps, who is instructedContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Buford Across the Rapidan”

150 years ago: Combined arms force “to disperse and destroy” enemy vicinity of Culpeper

Orders issued on this day (June 7) in 1863, from Major-General Joseph Hooker’s headquarters at Falmouth, Virginia, to Brigadier-General Alfred Pleasonton, commanding the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac: HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp near Falmouth, Va., June 7, 1863. Commanding Officer Cavalry Corps: I am directed by the major-general commanding toContinue reading “150 years ago: Combined arms force “to disperse and destroy” enemy vicinity of Culpeper”