Author Archives: Eric J. Wittenberg

About Eric J. Wittenberg

Award-winning Civil War historian Eric J. Wittenberg focuses on cavalry operations in the Civil War.

Lord Dunmore’s War: The Opening of the Revolutionary War

PART TWO OF FOUR The Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774 Andrew Lewis, another Scot, whose family had founded the town of Staunton, Virginia, led a command of the same Scots-Irish ruffians who later fought and won the 1781 … Continue reading

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Lord Dunmore’s War: The Opening of the American Revolution

PART ONE OF FOUR: An introduction to Lord Dunmore’s War Although many consider it to be the beginning of the American Revolution, few Americans are familiar with the conflict known as Lord Dunmore’s War. It featured one battle, the Battle … Continue reading

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