This Day in Georgia Civil War History
October 09, 1862
Stuart Began Second Ride around McClellan
Confederate cavalry General J. E. B. Stuart began his second ride around McClellan’s Army; it would conclude on the 12th. Stuart lead his cavalrymen across the fords of the Potomac River into Union territory to Chambersburg, PA. He destroyed every telegraph line in the route of march, stole horses for military use, and burned pubic buildings. McClellan, as usual, did nothing, further exacerbating the tensions between him and President Lincoln.