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 Posted: Fri Sep 12th, 2008 03:44 pm
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Well, joyride might be a little harsh, if I remember right he actually raided the countryside and gathered quite a lot of supplies and livestock. But he sure wasn't where Lee needed him at a critical time.

What makes him look even worse is the fact that Buford, his counterpart, performed so well at the same time that Stuart was MIA.

Buford's quick reaction bought Reynolds time to get there, thus giving the union a chance to seize the better ground and set the table for the victory. So, even tho Stuart fought bravely and well until he was killed, you could say that the union cavalry saved the AoP, and that the southern cavalry was largely to blame for setting the stage for the confederate loss.

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