Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Spotlight on J.E.B. Stuart

In October 1862, dashing Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart ran circles around the Union in Chambersburg, Pa.

"Stuart's Chambersburg raid was an event of national significance," said Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield. "The national publicity generated by the raid was an embarrassment to the Lincoln administration. It also was one of the final nails in the coffin of the military career of Union General George B. McClellan."

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 is sponsoring historical discussions and a bus tour about the raid.

Read more details about the seminar

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