In the Footsteps of J. E. B. Stuart

( 2 )

Overview

How elusive was Confederate cavalry chief J. E. B. Stuart? Just ask Union general George McClellan, who suffered embarrassment when Stuart rode a circle around his entire army in June 1862. Or Union general John Pope, from whose headquarters tent Stuart brazenly stole a coat, a dispatch book, and half a million dollars. This book will bring you closer to Stuart than the Federal army managed to get during most of the Civil War. You'll visit his birth place, the site of his fatal wounding, and the cemetery where he...
See more details below
Paperback
$11.58
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$12.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $6.96   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price

Overview

How elusive was Confederate cavalry chief J. E. B. Stuart? Just ask Union general George McClellan, who suffered embarrassment when Stuart rode a circle around his entire army in June 1862. Or Union general John Pope, from whose headquarters tent Stuart brazenly stole a coat, a dispatch book, and half a million dollars. This book will bring you closer to Stuart than the Federal army managed to get during most of the Civil War. You'll visit his birth place, the site of his fatal wounding, and the cemetery where he was buried. You'll see the scenes of his military feats in the East, of course, but you'll also travel to rural Kansas, where he was almost killed by a Cheyenne Indian in 1857, and to southwestern Texas, where he nearly ended up riding a camel instead of a horse. For many, the flamboyant, daring Stuart -- he of the thick beard, plumed hat, flowing cape, and galloping horse -- remains a lasting symbol of the Confederacy. This book provides an intimate look at the man by introducing the places he knew throughout his life.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895872616
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: In the Footsteps Ser.
  • Pages: 173
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Virginia
Northern Virginia
Arlington 1
Falls Church 3
Dranesville 6
Fairfax/Burke/Qui Vive 8
Manassas National Battlefield/Warrenton/Amissville 13
Catlett's Station 22
Auburn 25
Buckland Mills 27
Aldie/Middleburg/Atoka/Upperville 29
Central Virginia
Chancellorsville 39
Verdiersville 47
Rochelle 51
Cedar Mountain 52
Brandy Station/Beverly Ford/Kelly's Ford 54
Staunton 61
Richmond Area
Richmond/Blackstone 63
Yellow Tavern 73
Ashland/Studley/Old Church Tavern 75
Beaver Dam Station 79
Evelynton Heights/Berkeley Plantation 81
Southwestern Virginia
Laurel Hill 84
Saltville 86
Emory/Abingdon/Glade Spring 88
West Virginia
Harpers Ferry/Leetown 95
Bunker Hill 101
Falling Waters 104
Maryland
White's Ford 107
Rowser's Ford 109
Rockville/Brookeville/Cooksville 111
Westminster 114
Urbana 115
South Mountain 117
Chestnut Grove 119
Pennsylvania
Mercersburg 121
Chambersburg/Cashtown 122
Gettysburg 128
Hanover 135
New York
West Point 137
Michigan
Detroit 141
Kansas
Fort Leavenworth 147
Fort Riley 149
Baldwin City 152
Morland 156
Texas
Laredo 163
Bibliography 166
Index 170
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    Response to John Broughton

    Mr. Broughton is not a very thorough reader. He apparently missed pages 84-86 of my book, In The Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart, where Laurel Hill, the birthplace of J.E.B. Stuart is prominently mentioned, complete with phone number and web site (the only such site to get such favorable treatment). I intentionally gave Laurel Hill prominent mention in an effort to help the group that is preserving the ground- a group that was once headed by Mr. Broughton. The Orange County site where Stuart's hat was captured was pointed out to me by local historians. If I was misled by locals, I was misled, but I tend to trust the people who live in the area. Stuart, Va. was named in honor of the general, but has little, if any, connection to him that I know about. Mt. Airy, N.C. was supposedly the place where the Stuarts got their mail, but as JEB was off to school by the time he was 12, I doubt there is much to see there that would interest visitors who are more interested in him as an older person. Finally, these types of books are limited by the number of pages that can be printed so not every single spot can be mentioned. Mr. Broughton's is the first complaint I have ever received about any of the sites mentioned in my three book series: In The Footsteps of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart. Buy or borrow the book and you be the judge if it guides you to sites associated with Stuart that interest you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2003

    Worst JEB Stuart book ever written

    The better book would be the sights missed. Nothing about the interpretation at Laurel Hill or the town of Stuart or the Stuart sites in Mount Airy. He gets the sight in Orange County where Stuart lost his hat totally wrong.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)