1 Edwin B. Coddington, The Gettysburg Campaign (New York, Charles
1979), pp. 7-9.
2 O.R. Vol. XXV, Part II, p. 528. This was just one of a number of extremely accurate intelligence reports which Col. Sharpe would generate over the course of the coming Gettysburg Campaign. Even in the Civil War, good military intelligence was critical to an armys success.
3 Ibid., Part I, p. 32.
4 Ibid., Part II, p. 536. The Confederate concentration observed by Greggs scouts was the beginning of the great massing of Confederate cavalry at Brandy Station. As shall be set forth fully in the next chapter, this massing of horse would have far-reaching implications for both sides.
5 Ibid., p. 537.
6 Ibid., p. 538.
7 John Buford to Capt. A.J. Cohen, May 29, 1863, Letters Received, Telegrams, Reports, and List Received by Cavalry Corps, 1861-1865.
8 O.R. Vol. XXV, Part II, pp. 571-2.
9 Ibid., p. 595.
10 John Buford to Lt. Col. A.J. Alexander, June 2, 1863, Letters Received, Telegrams, Reports, and Lists Received by Cavalry Corps, 1861-1865.
11 John Buford to Lt. Col. A. J. Alexander, June 4, 1863, The National Archives, Letters Received, Telegrams, Reports, and Lists Received by Cavalry Corps, 1861-1865.
12 O.R. Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 5.
13 Ibid., p. 8. The reference to mounted Texans was an unsubstantiated rumor reported by Buford as part of his intelligence gathering role. The Jones whom Buford refers to is Brig. Gen. David E. Grumble Jones, a classmate from the West Point class of 1846. As will be evident in this and coming chapters, Buford and Jones would tangle many times in the coming months. Ironically, neither would survive the war, Jones dying in action in early 1864. Their careers paralleled each other in many ways, even in their deaths.
14 O.R. Vol. XXV, Part II, p. 594.
15 O.R. Vol. XXVII, Part III, p. 10.
16 Ibid., p. 12.
17 Ibid., p. 13.
18 Ibid., p. 14.
20 Henry B. McClellan, The Campaigns of Stuarts Cavalry (reprint, Blue & Gray Press, Secaucus, N.J. 1993), p. 261; see, also, W.W. Blackford, War Years With Jeb Stuart (reprint, Louisiana State University Press, 1993), pp. 211-212; George H. Moffat, The Battle of Brandy Station, Confederate Veteran, Vol. XIV (February, 1906), p. 74.
21 William N. McDonald, A History of the Laurel Brigade (Sun Job Printing Office, Baltimore, MD 1907), p. 132.
22 O.R. Vol. XXVII, Part III, pages 14 and 18.
23 Ibid., pp. 24 and 25.
24 Heros von Borcke and Justus Seibert, The Great Cavalry Battle of Brandy Station, trans. Stuart T. Wright and F.D. Bridgewater (1893; reprint, Gaithersburg, MD, Olde Soldier Books, 1976), p. 35.
25 O.R. Vol. XXVII, Part III, pp. 27-28.
26 19 O.R. Vol. XXVII, Part III, pp. 27-28.
27 Daniel A. Grimsley, Battles in Culpeper County, Virginia, 1861-1865 (Culpeper, Virginia, Raleigh Travers Green, 1900), p. 3.
28 Chiswell Dabney to Dear Father, June 14, 1863, quoted in Robert J. Trout, With Pen and Saber: The Letters and Diaries of J.E.B. Stuarts Staff Officers (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Stackpole Books, 1995), p. 213; Eric J. Wittenberg, John Buford and the Gettysburg Campaign, Gettysburg: Historical Articles of Lasting Interest, No. 11, July, 1994, p. 27.
29 Blackford, pp. 212-213.
30 Grimsley, p. 8.
31 Daniel E. Sutherland, Seasons of War: The Ordeal of a Confederate Community, 1861-1865 (New York, Free Press, 1995), pp. 241-2.
32 McClellan, p. 262.
33 Grimsley, p. 8.
34 John Blue, Hanging Rock Rebel: Lt. John Blues War in West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, Dan Oates, ed. (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Burd Street Press, 1994), p. 198.