GDG- Custer, Merritt, & Farnsworth

J David Petruzzi jdpetruzzi at
Wed Jan 25 16:47:57 CST 2012

> So what did the younger Farnsworth, Elon, do that was notable  or 
> significant prior to promotion?  Anything? Elon was a willing pawn used by Pleasonton to curry favor with his uncle-benefactor, Congressman John Farnsworth.  Got him promoted, then got him killed.  > The cavalry campaigns in the Shenandoah-  I've never been  too well versed 
> in those and I would like to know more.
 If you can find one, Bob O'Neill's "The Cavalry Fights of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville" in the HE Howard series is about the only book written exclusively about them.  They are also featured in my upcoming "The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses" (May 2012). J.D. 		 	   		  

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