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J.E.B. Stuart

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George McClellan
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Joseph Hooker
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Robert E. Lee
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Gettysburg

Definition: Confederate cavalry commander who rode circles around Union General George McClellan twice to do the same to Union General Joseph Hooker as the Southern army moved into Pennsylvania. Stuart's going missing for 10 days made possible the "accident" of Gettysburg. Still, he served General Robert E. Lee until Stuart died in 1864.

Related Resources:
The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

Elsewhere on the Web:
J.E.B. Stuart Biography
Facts and figures concerning the life of the famous cavalry commander.

More on J.E.B. Stuart
More details, including several fascinating primary sources.

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