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In Virginia, General J.E.B. Stuart holds the first of several "Grand Reviews" of his entire cavalry force

James Ewell Brown Stuart, detail
Major-General J.E.B. Stuart held a Grand Review of his cavalry at Brandy Station in Virginia featuring large sham fights, artillery firing blanks, and eight thousand Confederate cavalryman passing in review on the parade ground.  Stuart was to hold a second such review a few weeks later, on June 5, 1863. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Eric J. Wittenberg, The Battle of Brandy Station: North America's Largest Cavalry Battle (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010), 61.