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General J.E.B. Stuart parades his entire cavalry force at a second "Grand Review" in Virginia

James Ewell Brown Stuart, detail
06/05/1863
General J.E.B. Stuart held the second "Grand Review" of his entire cavalry command.  Preceded the night before with a ball at the Culpeper County Courthouse, eight thousand Confederate cavalrymen paraded for their commander and his guests, including Senator Louis Wigfall, together with George Randolph and James A. Seddon, the former and sitting C.S.A. secretaries of war. The extravagent affair was held on the grounds of the home of anti-secession former U.S. Congressman John Minor Botts, doing significant damage to his crops. (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), 61-65.
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