Quote of the Day May 3, 2012

James Ewell Brown Stuart

“[He] carries around with him a banjo player and a special correspondent, [and] this claptrap is noticed and lauded as a peculiarity of genius, when in fact, it is nothing else but a buffoon to get attention.”  Lafayette McLaws, no lover of J.E.B. Stuart had this to say about him.  From The Perfect Lion The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham by Jerry Maxwell. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2011, page 74.

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