One thought on “Gettysburg Extended: A Disappointed Lee, Part Two

  1. Noma July 6, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    I think it was Andy Hall who turned our attention to David G. Smith’s “Race and Retaliation” (in “Virginia’s Civil War” edited by Peter Wallenstein). Smith gives one clue for Stuart’s failure to show up in a timely manner: he was quite busy capturing African Americans:

    “Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry corps also seized black civilians during the campaign, despite operating detached from Lee’s army for much of the time. The New York Times reported that as many as one hundred African Americans were captured in the seizure of a wagon train near Rockville…”

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Ma-XQ2KqkyIC&pg=PA142&lpg=PA137&output=html

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