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Union Cavalry and Cavalry Tactics by Robert O’Neil

March 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Robert O’Neill is a retired detective from Northern Virginia. Bob is the author of two books – Small But Important Riots, The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville in 1993 and Chasing Jeb Stuart and John Mosby, The Union Cavalry in Northern Virginia from Second Manassas to Gettysburg in 2012. His latest book, a complete re-write of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, will be published in 2022. He has led numerous tours of the cavalry battlefields in the Loudoun Valley, as well as several Custer related tours in Montana, Wyoming, and Kansas. Bob runs a Civil War Cavalry Blog at smallbutimportantriots.com

Bob’s presentation, A Tale of Two Raids, is drawn from his book Chasing Jeb Stuart and John Mosby. Bob will discuss Jeb Stuart’s Christmas Raid of 1862 and a phantom raid of 1863. The first one received little attention from the press or modern historians. The second one didn’t even happen but was influential in Union command circles from Chancellorsville to Gettysburg.

Our next meeting will once again be held at the Affton Elks Club, 6330 Heege. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. As an experiment, we will also be making the meeting available via Zoom for $10. Tickets may be purchased at eventbrite.com (search for the title of the talk). For those attending in person, please reply to the email sent to members or REGISTER HERE.

Join us for a Friendly & Fun Evening of Civil War History!

Doors open at 5:30
Meal served at 6:30
Presentation at 7:30

We meet at:

6330 Heege Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

Dinner and Presentation
Members . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00 (each)
Students (under 21). . . . . $7.00 (each)
Guests & Others . . . . . . . $25.00 (each)
Members who do not make an advance dinner reservation will be charged $25.00
Presentation ONLY
Members/Students . . . . . $ 5.00 (each)
Guests & Others . . . . . . . $10.00 (each)

NOTE: We accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, and checks at our meetings.

Please note – there is a $14.00 per person charge for anyone who registers for dinner and does not show up.  No refunds unless we are notified by 5 p.m. on Sunday prior to the meeting.

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March 23, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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