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 Posted: Wed Jul 30th, 2008 04:00 am
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The Iron Duke

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Location: Georgia USA
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I don't think Stuart is overrated but I do agree that others like Wade Hampton and Jo Shelby have been unjustly ignored. That being said, Stuart was outstanding at raiding and gathering intelligence. I don't blame him for Gettysburg and he was acting within the limits of his orders. If Lee felt that he couldn't win without Stuart's presence then he should never have allowed himself to be sucked into a major battle. I forget who once said that Stuart was the greatest cavalryman ever produced on the North American continent.


"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill
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