IntroductionWhen he’s not practicing law for a living, Eric J. Wittenberg is an award-winning historian. His critically acclaimed works have focused on the plight of everyday cavalrymen of the Civil War, and have addressed nearly every major cavalry battle of the Civil War. His battlefield preservation work includes serving as the vice president of the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation, and is a member of the Governor of Ohio’s Advisory Commission on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. He is also active in the preservation efforts of the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Trevilian Station Foundation, and Brandy Station Foundation. This is the place to learn more about Eric and his work.
Just before dawn on June 9, 1863, Union soldiers materialized from a thick fog near the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River to ambush sleeping Confederates. The ensuing struggle, which lasted throughout the day, was to be known as the Battle of Brandy Station the largest cavalry battle ever fought on North American soil. Meticulously captured by historian Eric J. Wittenberg, these events marked a major turning point in the Civil War: the waning era of Confederate cavalry dominance in the East gave way to a confident and powerful Union mounted arm. This fascinating volume features a GPS guided tour of the battlefield with illustrations and maps by master cartographer Steven Stanley.
Eric J. Wittenberg is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and also of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He was admitted to practice before the Ohio bar in 1987, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern (1989) and Southern (1987) Districts of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1990). He is a member of the Ohio State, Columbus, and Westerville Bar Associations, and the Westerville, Ohio Chamber of Commerce.