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Lee's letter from IChamberBbuxg to Ewell, who waa then ? at Carlisle, dateil 7:30 A. il., Juna 88, JSii:i. it aays: "1 wr.it.- you last night '(27th) atatlng thal GenOral Hooker waa feported to have crossed the I'i>t<>m:te, end is advanelng, by way "f Mlddle town, tlie hea<i of iiis column belng at 'that polnt in i-'red.riek county. 1 <li 1 rected you- ln my letter to move your forces to thls polnt" Thls letter re Eutea MarshHii's, LQngat'roet'a an.i Loiik's Btatemerits that, until* the spy j came in at ni^ht on the 26th, General ? I.ee thought tluyr Hoaker was stiil on the south Ivjaik... of *fhe Pototnac It s ab ,'hicl ilso refutes what M: orders havlng been laaued for t . to move on to Harrlaburg, wero recalled after the spy came in ?with the gurpri8|ng nows that rfooker fwaa moving and not atandlng siiil, und that the army was tln n Ol'derod tc Gettysburg, aml ran "uno'xpeetedly" against tho enemy. General Lee ar Irlved at Chambersburg on Jiine 57'th. Ewell Itecnllcd Prbui Chautucraburg, I Instead of-orderinga mbvoment nortl i ?n Harrlaburg, HlU's cprpa went <m isaven mlloa east, and Ewell, whoso ad yance guard was skirmlshlug poar Har? rlaburg, waa Immedlately ordered tt relurn with lil? wliole CQrpa to L'h.im Ibersbtyg. Tho next day the i.l'd.'i' was nodifieji, and Ewell was dlrected " Cashtown, a vBlage at the eastern en< of the South Mountaln Pass, Norii Of these staff oitlcers rnention thls let? ter. I suppoae it was because it can? not he reconclled wlth thejr atatement) !?bnut General I.ee's Ignoranco of thi (ftnemy'8 mbvemehta und his embarrass tfnent on acoount Of the absence pf tllj feavalry. They all make Stuart's dlao it__ bedlence as much tlie cauae of tho de feal aa Adani's was of the fall of man. i 1 admit that they ugree wlth General Lee'a report That report says that at IChambersburg, on account of newa ? .1 l,y the apy on the niglit of [June 28th, the three army corpa were ? ?, -i to Gettyaburg, and that tfeth'a dlvlalon on Jujy lat, belng in advanco, r.in "urie'xpectedly" against tlie enomy, iMarahath Long, F.tt3 Lee and Taylor. hla blograjphera, repe&t all tliis. Tho complalnt in th,- report i.s the orlgln of the li'istiie i.ni aenselesa cr'Itlolams of Stuart Tlie army was never or dered by General ]_ee to Gottysburjj. j lleth <ii,l not run "unexpcctedly" agalnat th,. enemy, Hlll's and Heth's | repnrts do not aay 80. TI 111 says he informed General Lee on Jutio. 30th thal the enemy oeeupiod tho place that dey, H-'-th'.s dlvlalon was scnt to Caah-I town "u the 38th. mil Bnd Hoth say timt. nearlrig that the enemy were at Gettyaburg, they left their catnps ut icaahtown on July ist and went therd to make p reconnaiaaance, They had |Pg sueh, cirders. This i.s an adniissiun that they dld not _o tliere to hold the place. The ol.ject of a reoonnais js-ince is to get infortnatlon. Just sulll Oient force is applled as to conipel .lhe enemy to illspluv hiniself. Tho attupkin_ force flien rotlre*. II111 and I'.etli fought all day, and wero heaten. ! Their own reporta show that Ihoy were j noi making a reconpalssance, but a j raid; in this way they hroke up Lee'B plan of campalgn. But nnbody would j Btiapoct il from reading General Leo's | report. On the mornlng of July 1st, whon '-they ? went on this adveriture, General Lee was ten inlles away, W0Bt of the inouutain, ut Greenwood. Ho was not dreamlng of a battle that day. Churge ?f Ebrgery. To avold the effect of my publlcatlon of the ciiamhorsburg letter, Hongstreijt nnd Marshall, by his next frlencl. Colo nel Stilhling, trled to Impcacb its au thority becauae, us publlshed ln the War Records, there is a note?copled "from memnry." Tho letter is ln Colonol Venable'a handwrltlng ln the i I State Fair visitors and lhe public generally are cordially invited to visit our store. MAKE YOURSELVES AT HOME HERE. jrmann 5c American and Imported Fancy Groceries, Delicatessen, Fruits, Nuts, Confections, Wine3 and Liquors. 504-508 East Broad Street, - Richmond, Va. Phones, 369, 3999, 4197. ldt Look over our elaborate and attractive stock, which embraces all the newest and choicest specialties. ASK FOR THE SCHM1DT QUARTERLY. Special Attention toMail Orders. DON'T FORGET TO RECISTER HERE. letter-book, and ls attested by his ofll cial signature. Colonel Venuble's, oftl clal testo is not, however, eopied ln tho published volume. It was for thls reason I wanted to Inspcct the orlglnal to ascertaln who wroto lt, and If lt comes in tlio letter-book in due se quence of datea *nd pages. Longstrect and Strlbllng Inslstcd that tlm letter was antedated. and that it was .writ? ten by a staff nfflcer long aftcrward mul Inserted in tlie letter-book. Thls waa equlvalent to a oonfeaslon that the letter, lf authentic, contradlcted all that had been sald against stuart and about General Lee's ignoranco of the whoreabouts of the enemy. xo motlve has been Imputed to Colonel Venable for perpetratirig auch a forgery, The letter appeara in tlie letter-book on the proper pnge where it should he, ac cordtng to Its- dato. i have no douht that General Lee dietated the letter to Venable sooh after the orlpMnnl was sent to iUwell. Ewell'a and Early's re? ports show that they received coples of tho two Chambersburg letters and obeyed lhe Instructlona, whloh verifies tlie correotnesB of tho copy ln the lelter-hool* They also show that tho letters must have been written on Juno 28th and 27th. My artldle iu the Tlmes On March 22, 1896, was based on Gen? eral i.ee's contomporary correspond ence wlth Longstreet. Ewell and Stu? art. There was no nlluslon to hls re? port. ln my letter, however, transmit tlnsr it to Joe Bryan for publlcatlon, I said: "Joe, every word I have written Is contradlcted by General Lee's re? port' Soon Longstreet and Strlbllng came out in repiies ln which they nuoted General Lee's report as conclu Kivfiovldpiiee against me, and In effect 8ayjpg tho Cliainhershurg letter Is a forgery lt .llri not seom to ocour to e.ther that, If General Lee's report con? tradlcted me. iiis letter contradlcted his report, or it ls a forgery. As the let? ter-book was ln the possosslon of their s'ido. they mtglit to have made an ex hibit of It, as the res gestae, If it sustalned their contention, The truth ls that I miitlfl two written reiiuests to Colonel Marshall, through General Mai-cus Wrlght. to get the very Infor matton I recontly got hy inspecting the book. I got no nnswer from him. 1 atu u hellever ln the Baconian philoso Phy; I llke to reason on facts. Tho tnass of (lettysiiurg literature is "a ladder 'leanlng on a oloud." it is all a romanco so far as lt relates to the operatlons of the cavalry. Lee's ordor of 5 P. M. Juno 23d at Bei'rvvlllo to Stuart, who waa in Loudoun, east of the Blue Rldge, t0 loave two brlgndes of cavalry with Longstreet in Virginia and to joln Ewell on the Susquehanna' With three hrigades, Is In Colonel Wal ter Taylor'a handwritlng. It author ized Stuart to cross tho Potomac ln reur of Hooker's army. It was sent to Stuart through Longstrect. In for warcllng it t0 Stuart, Longstreot wroto to Stuart und urged him to go tho very route he took, and to cross the Potomac In rear of the enemy, whlch ho did. Anothor of the same date is ln General Long's handwritlng. He aeems to havo forgotten all about lt when ho wrote the momolr of his chief, us did Colonel Taylor. n Informs Ewell of the ordor to Stuart to join him on tho Susnue hanna. Tho order roqulred Stuart to cross tho Potomuc in advancc of both armles. A late blOgrapher of Lee ad mlt.s that the order tmthorlzed Stuart to pass around Hooker's rear, but savs it requlred him at tho same time 'to keep hatween Hooker and Lee?a mlra ola tlint only a wlzard or a wltch could perform. Genoral Lee was then ln Hooker's front; hn could not have o"x peoted Stuart to watch and report Hooker's niovements on tlio Potomac to him. Uefcuse of Stuart. Anothor letter of the sanie dato and on. tho same subject Is ln Colonel MnrshaH'a handwritlng, n i,s remark? able that all of these partlea Bhould have forgotten what they wrote to Stuart, and should doolaro that lee's orders to him were to march on Lontt. streot's tlank as ho moved Itito Pann sylvanla. Stuart left two brlgadea of cavalry wlth Longstreet. Lec-'s hloir raphers don't aeern u> know it An other letter from Qeneraj Leo tu iM. boden, dated July 1st, at Greonwood, Ik in Colonel Marshall'a handwtitlng. It informs Imbodeii, who was in tho rear, that for the next few days hls bead Quarters would bo at Cashtown. Mar? shall was not a met'e machine; he knew j the ' nicanlng of the letter he wrote. 11111 and Ileth were then iighting at Gettysburg. General Lee dld not know lt. That afternoon General Lee crosscd I tho mountain, and. hearing the liring. j rode at full speed through t'aslitown i to the sotind of tho cannon. He never I ?uw Cashtown agaln. If he had or j dered hls army to Gettysburg after the I alleged spy came, In^at Chamberaburg. las Marshall and other historiaiis say, [ ho would not liuve llxed hls headquar 1 ters eight mUea away at Cashtown, I Was anythlng as dlscredltablo to Gen I eral Leo ever Haid by an enemy? If Gettysburg was his objectlve point, Iwliy does he make an apology. for I Iighting there? He says he delivcred ti battlo thcro becauso ho was so en Itangled he could not gct away wlthout Iighting one. It ls at least a coinci denco that tho three staff ofllcera should all forget tho very same thlng. Spy Story a M>tli, My theory of the campaign ls far more favorable to General Lee as a com mander than liin own report. Tiio re? port and his s?aff say that Gettysburg was tho point on which ho had ordered the three corps of his army to march The Stomach Does Not Cause Dyspepsia IVclther Will lt Curo It Becaiiae the Lhck ot Gnatrlo Julcea Prohlblt Ilelicf. Tho stomach is a strong, powcvful organ, which ls oornposed of musrk-.i of great strength. It is fllled duritig digestion Wlth Kastrlc juices whlch, when tiio stomach, extendlng and cotn nrcssing the food. dlssolye it and sepa rate tho nouriahment from the w.iste matter. if, liowever, these gas-trlo iniees are lacklng, the stomach ls not capable of dlpfestihg Its food. because lt bas not tho tools with whicli to work bUTho8Sgastric juice,s, when in a pcrfect state. do awav wlth all foul odors. fer trenttitlon and decay. reduco tho food to a dlslntcgrated masa. and the stom? ach tlicn tiresses lt Into tho lntestlnjs. where another form of digestion takes Place. Then tho intestlnes take from this masa of food all that. ls nourlsh insr and glve lt to the, blood. Tho waste matter is thrown from the sys If' Instead of nourlshmont the In? testlnes receive Impure deposlts coin blned wlth a polsonous and imperfect gastrlo ,1ulce. lt can be readlly seen that they must turn sue.h imper.ect nouriahment into tho blood. Tho blood then. belng unable to givo each part of the body that which It reqnlrdS. heoomea lmpovorlshed and diseaso is spread hroadcast. ."??)_,'? ,? Stuart'a Dyspepsia Tablets corraota auoh a condltion at once. If the gas tric julcea are lacklng and Imperfect, these tablets do their work Just tho aarae. Thov bulld up the oloments ln tho Julce whlch aro lacklng nnd re move thoso olemonts whlch cause dis turbance. ,, . .,' , ?,, Meat. gralns. ftulds. vegetables <ind dellcaclea?ln fact, each portion of a large meal?-have been placed ln a glass vlal. nnd Stuart'a Dyspepsia Tablets havo dit?ested them to a perfect flul-l just as a healthv stomneh would do. A large, cOmplex. heartv menl hOlfls no torrors for a dyapeotla If Stuarts Dyspepela Tablets aro used. Ahnormal ea'tlncr late dinners. rlch foods causo ill effects to the etomacb, but when Stuart'a Dyspepsia Tablets ure usei ono may eat. when and What ono will wlthout danger of dyspepsia or dls comfort. ' ... ,?',?"'''?" Forty thousand physielnns Indmse and prescrlba Stuarfs. Dysnensla Tab lets an,i everv drucglst currlea them In stock; prleo, 60c. Senrt u* your name and address and we will sand vou at orice bv mall a aample pucUag" free. Address F. A. Stuart Co? 150 Stuart Bldg., Marshall, Mi?u. for conoehtratlon, and that ,he ran "unexpeet.-dly" against the enemy thero, Now, his correapohdenco shows i that on June -7th General Led knew that Hooker's army had crossed the ; Potomao a'nd was iu Frederlok county. Md., in pursult of his. But hls report says that the apy on the night of June i 28fh brought him the ilrst news of it. ; Admlttlng tlie spy ptory to be truo, ho ought not to have been lurprlaed j to tind tlie enemy at Gettysburg on iJuly lst. which la not much pver a day'a march from Kreitcrlck. On June 20th Gordun's brlgado, with Whlto's cavalry battallon, camped at tlie place; they went on to York tlie next day. On Juno 28th Lee's army was much nearer Gettysburg than Meude's. Heth'.s itivislon was at Cashtown, only elgnt mlloa away. iiiii's corpa nilght eaaily havo occupled the place that day or i the next day. Meade did not leave i l-'rederick untll the L'.'itli. If Generul Lee was golng to Gettysburg. why did : ho stay three days at Ohamberaburg and keep llili at Cushtown after the | ulleged spy came ln? General Lee, I with Longstreet, did not leave Chatn j bcraburg until June 30th. Tho spy was as much a belng of imaglnatlon as 1 Caesar's ghotrt that appoared at Phil lippl. No spy came In?at Chambers? burg. Gliarscs Against Stuart. Tlie case ;is stated aeralnst Stuart Is (11 disohedienco of orders in leav iiifr General Lee. who was wlth Long? street, and golng to Ewell; (2) that Gettysbrirg was the polnt where the boncentratlon was ordered, and Stuart was not there; (3) that Heth, belng in advance, ran "unexpectedly" against the, enemy. in a published letter, Heth says that he "stumbled" llko n blltul man into the fight. If Heth had atood stili ho wouid not have stumbled. His ofilclal report states oxactly tho re verse, It says he know the enemy held Gettysburg, but he wanted to see how many there were. The plea to the ln dictinent against Stuart ls?(1) he was ordered by General Lee to the Susquo hanna; (2) Lee never ordered tho army to Gettysburg; Stuart was absent on the flrst day for the samo reason that General Lee and Longstreet wero ab? sent; (3) Heth did not run "unexpect? edly" against. the enemy. Hlll and Heth knew on Juno 30th that Buford's divlsiou was at Gettysburg. But, ad? mlttlng thnt Stuart'B absence was the cause of tlie defeat, his critlcs reason ln a clrc.le in defendlng Lee and blam Iiik Stuart. Stuart was absent obey ing Lee's orders. General Loo ls re BponslblQ for what Stuart did; he ls not responstble for what Hlll and Heth did. If Jackson had been with Lee, there wouid havo been no battle nt Gettysburg. My theory of tho cam paign exalts Loo as a commander at the expenso of his own report. Gen? eral Bcauregard wroto me that beforo rendlng my Belford artlcle (1801) he had always "condemned" General Lee for the Gettysburg campaign. Hls oplnlon rnust havo hoen based on Lee's report, or on tho accounts of the cam? paign by hls hiogrnphers. The late Colonel John M. Patton, after reading what I had written on Gettysburg, wroln to me and urged mo to write for General Lee tho samo excuso for his report that' Macaul.iy makos for Wllllam of Orango for sigming the or? der for tho massacre of Gloncoe?that he slgned wlthout readlng lt. John C. Ropes, or Boston, tho hlstorlan ot the war, wrote mo; "Lee's report ls all wrong as to Stuart and the cavalry." Report Prejudlelal, Thot-n ls a floatlng logend that Gen? eral Loo assumed all the blamo of hls defeat. He did not. His report, whlch waa written by Colonel Marshall, put all tho blame on Stuart, nnd lt was aocepted as truo. Thero is not a word in hls flrst report about Hlll and Heth mnklng a rcconnnlssance or about the two cavalry brigades that wero left wlth him and Longstreet. Tho report ls dated July 31. 1863, and waa immo dlately published in tlio RIchmond ni pers. Then began the crltlctsms of Stuart that almost broko hls heiirt The next wlntor I was in Richmond A number Qf fesolutlona of thanks to milltary urganlzations had passed Con? gress. I met Colonel Aleck lioteler, a .membov Iroro YlryliUa, who hud boen a volunteer ald to stuart. He told mo that he wanted to offer :t slmllar reso lutlon abottt Stuart and tlie cavairy. but was healtatlng on acoount of tho projudico agalnst Stuart. It all came from General Leo'a report. The equea-. trian statue of Stuart. a publlc ncknowl edgement Of one Ot the ^reatest wrongs done a man slnce Columbus was sent home ln clutlns. I do not e.xpect tl.at anythlng I may write will make tho leaat Itnprosslon in Virglnla. That would be as hopelcss as trylng to per suade a lllgh Churchiiiau that Henry the VIII. was not a good husband. lt is from no ambltlon to be a historian that I have dared to tell the triith ahout Gettysburg. I wlah sotne one elso had done lt. 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