Does Auburn Disprove Theories About Stuart On Gettysburg Day 3?

Joshism

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During the Bristoe Campaign (October 1863), JEB Stuart accidentally got caught between two parts of the AOTP. However, knowing Ewell was nearby, Stuart sent a message to Lee advising of the situation. Stuart suggested since he was going to have to stay where he was all night why not have Ewell attack the isolated Union II Corps at dawn then Stuart would attack them from behind.

Reading about this in the new Jeffrey William Hunt book, I immediately thought of the theories about Lee's plan on Gettysburg Day 3.

Yet this similarity goes completely unmentioned by the participants, even though it was only three months after Gettysburg. Almost as if there's no similarity because that was never the plan at Gettysburg. It's circumstantial evidence against, but all the evidence in favor of Lee's "master plan" is circumstantial too.
 

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During the Bristoe Campaign (October 1863), JEB Stuart accidentally got caught between two parts of the AOTP. However, knowing Ewell was nearby, Stuart sent a message to Lee advising of the situation. Stuart suggested since he was going to have to stay where he was all night why not have Ewell attack the isolated Union II Corps at dawn then Stuart would attack them from behind.

Reading about this in the new Jeffrey William Hunt book, I immediately thought of the theories about Lee's plan on Gettysburg Day 3.

Yet this similarity goes completely unmentioned by the participants, even though it was only three months after Gettysburg. Almost as if there's no similarity because that was never the plan at Gettysburg. It's circumstantial evidence against, but all the evidence in favor of Lee's "master plan" is circumstantial too.
The nail in the coffin for the "master plan" should be that Stuart described his actions on East Cavalry Field as defensive. In other words, keeping Union cavalry out of Lee's rear.

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The plan was for Stuart to hit the rear of the Union army. He was unsuccessful. How can you make multiple charges and call it defensive?
 

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I think it has generally been shown that Stuart was to protect the left flank of the army . There is no conclusive evidence that he was to hit the rear of the Union army.
 



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