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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2012 04:21 am
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We all read about the failure of Stuart to keep Lee informed of the the presence of the Union Army, hence leaving the CS Army "blind" in enemy territory and letting the Army down.  We also see it in the movie Gettysburg. Can someone tell me something?  Where were the other Confederate cavalry units that weren't directly under Stuart?  Couldn't they have been used to screen the army.  If Harrison, the spy, could find the Union Army by himself, surely some units of the remaining cavalry could have provided at least some protection by being on the eastern flank.  It sounds like a gross dereliction of duty to not use the remaining units at your disposal when your main unit can't be found.  Villify Stuart for not showing up on time. Sure.  But not for being the reason you are "blind" in enemy territory. 

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