I realized this morning that I had not yet endorsed Bob O’Neill’s recently opened blog “Small but Important Riots,” so I am immediately addressing the problem.

Named after the excellent but unfortunately out of print book of the same name, the blog focuses on the cavalry engagements between June 10th and 27th, 1863. Activities in Loudoun and Fauquier counties throughout the war are addressed, and his most recent post focused on the plight of Southern families in the area caught between the armies during the winter of 1863.

Bob is the recognized authority on these battles and this area, having published both the book that shares the title and “Chasing Jeb Stuart and Mosby, the Union Cavalry in Northern Virginia from Second Manassas to Gettysburg.”

For those of my friends who share an interest in the Indian Wars, Bob also had a very good feature article on the Rosebud last year in Blue & Gray Magazine.

His content is thought provoking and very well researched, I highly recommend that you take a look at your first opportunity.