Glory Enough for All: Sheridan’s Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilian Station
by Eric Wittenberg
After the ferocious fighting at Cold Harbor, Virginia, in June 1864, Union Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered his cavalry, commanded by Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, to distract the Confederate forces opposing the Army of the Potomac. GLORY ENOUGH FOR ALL chronicles the battle that resulted when Confederate cavalry pursued and caught their Federal foes at Trevilian Station, Virginia--perhaps, the only truly decisive cavalry battle of the American Civil War. Eric J. Wittenberg tells the stories of the men who fought there, including eight Medal of Honor winners and Confederate whose death at Trevilian Station made him the third of three brothers to die in the service of Company A of the 4th Virginia Cavalry. It also addresses the little-known but critical cavalry battle at Simaria (St. Mary's) Church on June 24, 1864, where Union Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg's division was nearly destroyed. The only modern strategic analysis of the battle, GLORY ENOUGH FOR ALL challenges prevailing interpretations of General Sheridan and of the Union cavalry. Eric J. Wittenberg shows that the outcome of Trevilian Station ultimately prolonged Grant's efforts to end the Civil War.