By Philip Katcher
The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy have been very principally items of a similar expert backgrounds as their competitors in Union blue - certainly, a lot of them have been former West element classmates and brother officials within the pre-war US military, who had served jointly at the frontier or within the Mexican battle. when it comes to box event they have been additionally just like nearly all of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded lots as a brigade ahead of 1861, they usually needed to study by means of trial and mistake. a few whose pre-war list had promised a lot have been to fail the attempt of battle; a few extra vague officials have been to upward thrust to the problem remarkably. this primary of 2 volumes dedicated to the accomplice generals info the careers, personalities and visual appeal of 25 commanders who made their names regularly with the military of Northern Virginia within the japanese theater of struggle.
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Stuart's pride was hurt, and he determined to regain his glory during the Gettysburg campaign. Roaming around Maryland and Pennsylvania, capturing a large Union supply train that further slowed his progress, Stuart was out of touch with Lee's army during the vital days when it collided with the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. Lee had to fight without the information that only his cavalry could have provided, with serious consequences. With his usual indulgence, however, Lee did not relieve Stuart of his command.
However, shortly thereafter he gave way to vanity and staged a grand review of his corps for Lee and Richmond civilians, neglecting to post adequate guards. His troops were caught unprepared by a suddenly aggressive Union cavalry under Alfred Pleasanton at Brandy Station on 9 June 1863. Never again would Union cavalry be outclassed by Stuart's troopers. Stuart's pride was hurt, and he determined to regain his glory during the Gettysburg campaign. Roaming around Maryland and Pennsylvania, capturing a large Union supply train that further slowed his progress, Stuart was out of touch with Lee's army during the vital days when it collided with the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg.
His frock coat is cut longer than Longstreet's and worn open at the throat; he wears no sash, and favours a slouch hat for field dress. Despite his reported lack of arrogance, Evans was noted as having a savage look to him unless he were smiling. B1: Brigadier-General William Whiting B2: Brigadier-General Cadmus Wilcox B3: Major-General Gustavus Smith William Whiting (B1) - like Evans, a drinker whose habit caused comment even in a hard-drinking army - was described as a handsome man who, being aware of his social position and professional standing as one of the elite of the pre-war US Army, was somewhat brusque in his dealings with others.
American Civil War Commanders: Confederate Leaders in the East by Philip Katcher