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What was Jeb Stuart doing on East Cavalry Field, July 3, 1863?

The following inquiry appeared on some forum boards: What is the reasoning behind most historians today not willing to accept that Stuart’s attack was in cooperation with Pickett’s attack ? Now I have heard that one reason was because neither Stuart nor Lee made mention of it in their Gettysburg Battle reports. They also did not make mention of the signal shots but most historians think they happened, but not as signal shots.
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Untying the Gordian Knot

History / US History : Rantings of a Civil War Historian (4 years ago)

I am in the midst of doing an overhaul of my 2002 book Protecting the Flank: The Battles for Brinkerhoff’s Ridge and East Cavalry Field, Battle of Gettysburg, July 2-3, 1863. This is one of my favorite titles of my … Continue readin... Read Post

Stuart (Virginia) Horse Artillery (Breathed’s)

History / US History : Draw the Sword (2 years ago)

Stuart (Virginia) Horse Artillery (Breathed’s) This battery served as a member of Beckham’s Battalion Photographed: September 2, 2007. Location: East Cavalry Field, Rummel Woods. Located at East Cavalry Field opposite Rummel Woods. ... Read Post

The Army of Northern Virginia’s Cavalry Corps in 1864

History / US History : Rantings of a Civil War Historian (6 years ago)

Yesterday, someone asked a question on one of the forum boards I frequent about the morale and condition of the Army of Northern Virginia’s Cavalry in 1864, particularly considering that it lost its commander, Jeb Stuart, in May. I ... Read Post


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