Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Chester Gap” in chapter 29 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
...desirous to have the railroads broken up about Gordonsville and Charlottesville, on the 19th of December I started the cavalry out for that purpose, Torbert, with Merritt and Powell, marching through Chester Gap , while Custer moved toward Staunton to make a demonstration in Torbert's favor, hoping to hold the enemy's troops in the valley.
Unfortunately, Custer did not accomplish all that was expected of hi...
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