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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2012 01:09 pm
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I think you are looking at the campaign in hindsight. We know that Stuart was not doing his job, but Lee did not. Yes, Lee had a brigade of cavalry (Imboden) that was attached to the ANV HQ, but it was generally considered the least experienced and poorest cavalry outfit in the army. Lee had them out west of the Army raiding the B&O railroad and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal until the evening of July 1. Until the end of July 1, Lee was convinced that Stuart was both screening the ANV and keeping accurate tabs on the Army of the Potomac. Hope that helps.

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