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STUARTS " VERY NARROW ESCAPE " At Dawn On 18 Aug . 1862 , Maj . Gen . ...

STUARTS " VERY NARROW ESCAPE " At Dawn On 18 Aug . 1862 , Maj . Gen .  ...

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Description: STUARTS " VERY NARROW ESCAPE " At dawn on 18 Aug . 1862 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B . Stuart was awakened near here by the clatter of approaching cavalry . Expecting Maj . Gen . Fitzhugh Lee to join him in scouting Maj . Gen . John Popes Union army , Stuart was surprised by Federal troopers instead . Mounting his horse Skylark , Stuart vaulted a fence and barely escaped , but lost his hat . The next day , he wrote his wife that " I am greeted on all sides with congratulations and wheres your hat ! I intend to make the Yankees pay for that hat . " On 22 Aug . , raiding Catlett Station , Stuart captured Popes guady dress uniform coat and later suggested an exchange of " prisoners " to no avail . Department of Historic Resources , 1998

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