GDG- Custer, Merritt, & Farnsworth

CWMHTours at CWMHTours at
Wed Jan 25 18:08:27 CST 2012

O great!
Did I tell you that a few years ago I went on a great tour  down Rt 50 -  
Middleburg, Aldie, Goose Creek bridge, etc, with Steve  Meserve?  The man is 
completely delightful.  We should get him in  here.  He'll probably tell you 
that I am full of crap.
;-{)   !!!!!!
A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,

In a message dated 1/25/2012 5:49:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jdpetruzzi at writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:

> 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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