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Stuart's cavalrymen destroy the U.S. Army's Cavalry School at Carlisle Barracks

Ruins of Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 1863, artist's impression, detail, zoomable image
07/01/1863
With the Union garrison of Carlisle resisting his late evening efforts to take the town, Confederate General Stuart sent Colonel Williams Wickham and his 4th Virginia to burn the Carlisle Army Barracks on the edge of town. The Virginians destroyed seven of the eleven buildings on the post and also destroyed the town's gas works in a spectacular fire.  Stuart then withdrew after midnight towards Gettysburg, reaching Boilings Springs by morning.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Jeffry D. Wert, Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009), 280-281.
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