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David Foster Riggs, museum curator, historian. Book by Young, Harold, Walker, Steve, Riggs, David . East of Gettysburg: Custer Vs Stuart. East of Gettysburg: Custer vs Stuart). Recipient award of merit Confederate Memorial Literature Society, 1978, Alumni Achievement award Lock Haven University, 1989.
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East of Gettysburg: Custer Vs Stuart. The two forces collided, and the resultant battle, pitting Custer's men against Stuart and his Confederates, still stands as a landmark in the history of cavalry maneuvers.
About noon Custer's men heard cannon fire, Stuart's signal to Lee that he was in position and had not been detected. Custer's brigade lost 257 men at Gettysburg, the highest loss of any Union cavalry brigade. Stuart's last obstacle was Custer, with four hundred veteran troopers of the First Michigan Cavalry, directly in his path. I challenge the annals of warfare to produce a more brilliant or successful charge of cavalry", Custer wrote in his report. For Gallant And Meritorious Services", he was awarded a regular army brevet promotion to Major.
East Cavalry Field at Gettysburg Day 3 – Map by Hal Jespersen, ww. osix. An artillery exchange between Stuart’s guns and those of Gregg’s commenced with the Union forces out dueling the Confederates. This was partially because Stuart lacked ammunition and also due to superior Union artillery. Stuart would be criticized for some of his failures during the war including those leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, his aggressive tactics would enshrine him in the history books as a valiant commander.
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