Friday, April 3, 2015

150 Years Ago on Stoneman's Raid: "Bursting Shell" Offense

I went to the Stoneman gazette to see what was going on 150 years ago today.  The article entry was "Bloody Welcome to Virginia."

Other than a fight at Boone, N.C., Stoneman's Raid to this point had mainly been riding a whole lot of miles.  Today, as they crossed into Virginia on Monday, April 3, 1865, Stoneman began deploying what he called his "Bursting Shell" offense where he sent out cavalry regiments to different points to hit multiple targets at once.

--Old Secesh

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