Join us on Friday, October 13, as author Scott L. Mingus, Sr., examines the enduring controversy over Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart’s whereabouts before and during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Many people erroneously believe that Stuart was on a glory ride around the Army of the Potomac while the Battle of Gettysburg raged, deliberately depriving Robert E. Lee of “the eyes and ears of the army.” Mr. Mingus, making extensive use of post-war civilian border claims and old maps, will discuss Stuart’s route north, the obstacles that caused him to miss his planned connection with Lee’s army near the Susquehanna River, and the wearisome, exhausting ride up and down the hills of York County, from June 30 to July 2, 1863, concurrent with the first two days of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Mr. Mingus is a retired scientist and executive in the global specialty paper industry. The Ohio native graduated from Miami University. He has written more than 30 books on the Civil War and the Underground Railroad and numerous articles for Gettysburg Magazine and other historical journals. He has appeared on C-SPAN, C-SPAN3, PBS, PCN, and other TV networks. He writes a blog on the Civil War history of York County, where he and his wife Debi live. He has also written six scenario books for miniature wargaming. His books have received or been nominated for numerous national awards. Mr. Mingus will also serve as our guide on Saturday, November 4, when we visit Winchester, Virginia, to study the Second Battle of Winchester.
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