Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg (Google eBook)

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Casemate Publishers, 2011 - History - 456 pages
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It is June, 1863. The Gettysburg Campaign is in its opening hours. Confederate cavalryman James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart leads his three brigades of veteran troopers on a ride that triggers one of the Civil War's most bitter and enduring controversies. This book investigates the role Stuart's horsemen played in the disastrous campaign.
  

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

With Lee defeated at Gettysburg and Grant victorious at Vicksburg, the Union could have won the war in July 1863 - if George Gordon Meade had not acted according to his character. It is true, many of ... Read full review

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User Review  - kawebb - LibraryThing

Eric Wittenberg and J D Petruzzi have written a summary of Stuart's ride to Gettysburg and the ongoing debate since then about whether he was right or wrong and whether it made any difference to the ... Read full review

Contents

The Ride Begins
1
Across the Potomac
23
Cavalry Clash at Westminster
47
The Battle of Hanover Begins
65
The Second Phase of the Battle of Hanover
103
The Long Road to Carlisle
119
A Night to Remember Carlisle
139
The Battle of Hunterstown
161
The Controversy Begins
179
The Controversy Rages
235
Conclusion
263
Orders of Battle
302
Notes
358
Bibliography
397
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About the author (2011)

Ohio Attorney Eric J. Wittenberg is a noted Civil War cavalry historian and the author of some dozen books and two dozens articles on the Civil War. His first book, "Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions," won the 1998 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award.

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