Friday, September 20, 2013

More on "Stuart's Finest Hour"

John Fox, the author of a newly released book length history of JEB Stuart's famous 1862 ride around the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula, has chimed in with some details.

(Copied from Fox's comment to an earlier CWBA news post):
"Stuart's Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan, June 1862" is just off the printing press. The national release was held last Tuesday evening at Hanover Tavern which figured prominently in the raid. There was a big crowd to hear my presentation and to celebrate the new book. In the 20 years since the good Ed Bearrs' article [1993] and the excellent Horace Mewborn article in B&G [1998] many more primary accounts have been made available. I have used these new sources to reveal the chaos and confusion this raid created behind Union lines for both the Federal leadership and the lowly private on picket and vidette duty. George Skoch made 7 new maps to include the only map ever-made to show the cavalry fight at Linney's Corner where Captain William Latane's 9th Va Cavalry squadron clashed with three companies from the 5th US Cavalry under Captain William Royall. The book also details multiple controversies involving McClellan, Stuart, Philip St. George Cooke and how this significant expedition altered the tactical and strategic situation in 1862 Virginia.

1 comment:

  1. Drew: This looks a litle more promising than I had thought. The author/publisher at least appear to have an appreciation for maps which is sorely lacking these days. And they picked one of the A-Team cartographers.


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