25 January 2007 by Published in: General News 1 comment

I think that I have mentioned here that J. D. and I did an article on Corbit’s Charge at Westminster on June 29, 1863 for Gettysburg Magazine. The article is based on the chapter on Westminster from Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg, but is actually quite different from the chapter in the book.

The chapter in the book was definitely written from Stuart’s perspective. Consequently, the focus is really on Stuart’s men and on how this episode impacted Stuart’s advance into Pennsylvania. The article, by contrast, really is a true tactical battle narrative. It focuses equally on both sides, and includes several sources that were not included in the book chapter. Thus, although they’re quite similar, they’re also very different. I think that the article nicely compliments the book chapter.

In any event, the article is in the new issue of Gettysburg Magazine, which is the newly-released issue 36. We’re the lead-off article for the issue, so we kind of got top billing, which is pretty exciting. I was also very pleased to see that Ed Bearss had a lot of nice things to say about it in his traditional introductory piece that is lead-in for every issue of the magazine.

For those interested in the drama of Corbit’s Charge, or in Stuart’s advance into Pennsylvania, then you might want to get a look at this article. J. D. and I are both quite pleased with it.

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