Rl Palmer

Rl Palmer

Posted on 07/03/2011

Photo taken on July  2, 2011



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Emmitsburg Road Cavalry Skirmish

Emmitsburg Road Cavalry Skirmish
On July 3rd, the Reserve Brigade was called forward from Emmitsburg under orders from General Pleasanton to use all available troopers to attack the enemy. Commanded by Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt of Buford’s Division, they engaged both Confederate cavalry and infantry along the Emmitsburg Road. Some of Merritt’s Regulars made a mounted charge that briefly made its way around Lee’s far right flank. Ultimately, the attack was unsupported and the Regulars fell back. Dismounted skirmishing continued until dark.
EF 85mm f/1.8 exp. ISO 200 1/800 at f/11