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 Posted: Thu Jul 26th, 2012 01:03 am
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My guess would be that Lee evidently wasn't completely dialed into Stuart's plans the second time. He kept wondering where Stuart was and why there had been no communication. Stuart's prolonged absence meant Lee had no trusted cavalry "eyes and ears" to keep him informed of Union positions and strength.

Some might blame Stuart for the fact that Confederates stumbled into Union regulars on the Chambersburg Pike with no notion of how many men they actually faced.

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