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.
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Andie Custer is standing on the east side of the Emmitsburg Road. She is pointing to Wintrode Ridge, which was occupied on July 3, 1863 by James Hart’s South Carolina Battery and later by Willia... Read Post
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
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