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As the Chief of Cavalry of an army—as a commander of outpost service in masking his own side and unmasking the other— Stuart never had an equal.

General Lee knew this from past experience, and for that very reason felt more keenly the absence of Stuart and his cavalry when they were most needed in the Gettysburg campaign, to mask the movements of his army, and keep him informed of every movement of the enemy.

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