Civil War Series
2:21 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Ride Around McClellan

In part 139 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates the events of June 12, 1862. On this day, a reconnaissance mission began under the leadership of a young calvary chief, Jeb Stuart. The mission would take Stuart and 1200 horsemen around the largest fighting force ever assembled in the Western hemisphere. It made a hero of General Robert E. Lee, became the stuff of legend, and boosted the sagging morale of the Confederates.

Illustration of Jeb Stuart's ride around
Illustration of Jeb Stuart's ride around