Saber and Scapegoat: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy

By: Nesbitt, Mark

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Signed by author, very minor stain to bottom of first few pages. Near fine. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 227 pp. The major facts of the Gettysburg campaign and battle are well known, but controversies about its outcome abound even today. No issue is more contested than that of the whereabouts of the dashing cavalryman, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. Author Mark Nesbitt gives a detailed reconstruction of Stuart's actions during the campaign and presents the case that Stuart was not at fault for the loss: He was following orders to the best of his ability. The blame surrounding Stuart only surfaced after the war when, in an attempt to exonerate Lee, some veterans vilified Stuart unfairly. Unfortunately for the great cavalryman, that culpability has stuck. Nesbitt's findings challenge generations of Gettysburg historiography and are certain to fuel the controversy for years to come.Keywords: MARK NESBITT SABER SCAPEGOAT JEB STUART GETTYSBURG CONTROVERSY CIVIL WAR MILITARY HISTORY AMERICA AMERICAN UNITED STATES

Title: Saber and Scapegoat: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy

Author: Nesbitt, Mark

Categories: Signed, American Civil War, 19th Century,

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 2002

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

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