Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Chester Gap” in chapter 28 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
To carry out this idea, on the evening of the 15th I ordered all of the cavalry under General Torbert to accompany me to Front Royal, again intending to push it thence through Chester Gap to the Virginia Central railroad at Charlottesville, to destroy the bridge over the Rivanna River, while I passed through Manassas Gap to Rectortown, and thence by rail to Washington.
On my arrival...
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