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 Posted: Tue Nov 21st, 2006 04:29 am
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Just want to say that I pre-ordered this book at prior to publication and was fortunate enough to receive it when it was released. What a fascinating book! I could hardly put it down. It certainly does examine every aspect of the controversy surrounding Stuart's "skylarking" ride to Gettysburg burdened with his captured wagon train while Robert E. Lee fumed, fretted and fussed without any intelligence from his cavalry. The book takes care to point out that Lee did have other cavalry available and explains the reasons he did not employ them.

I can see why the book has sold out. It is a thoroughly researched and well-written account of J.E.B Stuart's travels. It even includes a plan for retracing Stuart's actual route and has some photographs of various sites as they look today.

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