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Robert E. Lee
General Robert E. Lee's Original Battle Report to President Jefferson Davis, Concerning General JEB Stuart and his Brave Defense Against the Yankees This was the first battle on southern soil between the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac after the Battle of Gettysburg
14/09/1863. Robert E. Lee The first Lee battle report to Davis we have ever carried: Gen. James Longstreet's command to the Western Theater, mentioning Stuart, Meade and Longstreet by name; a Union spy in the Confederate war departmentJEB Stuart was a key element in the successes of the Army of Northern Virginia, and there were many all the way up to June 1863. Under Stuart, the Confederate cavalry came to own the territory between the two armies, wherever that might be. Gen. Robert E. Lee always seemed to know what the Union forces were up to, and where they were, while Union commanders were constantly guessing about Lee's whereabouts and intentions. Lee came to rely on this informational advantage, perhaps analogous to modern-day air superiority. To name the battles in which Stuart played a key role is to feel again the emotion of the rising tide of the Confederacy: Second Bull Run (where Stuart managed to overrun Union army commander Maj. Gen. John Pope's headquarters and intercepted orders that provided Lee with valuable intelligence; Fredericksburg (about which Lee noted, ""To the vigilance, baldness and energy of Gen. Stuart and his cavalry is due chiefly the early valuable information of the movements of the enemy""); and Chancellorsville (where Stuart discovered that Union General Hooker was across the river, and later that Hooker's right flank was ""in the air"", which intelligence led Lee to make his famous turning movement). Lee paid him the highest possible accolade by saying of him, ""He was second to none in valor, in zeal, in unflinching devotion to his coun … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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