General J.E.B. Stuart's Christmas Raid of 1862
In late December 1862, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart set off from rebel lines and raided Union strongholds in northern Virginia. The raid, one of Stuart's most daring actions of the Civil War, ended with the creation of the famous "Mosby's Rangers", which would operate in the area for the rest of the war. For the story of the raid, read this article at Emerging Civil War: https://emergingcivilwar.com/2014/12/26/please-furnish-better-mules-jeb-stuarts-1862-christmas-raid/. For a compilation of detailed original reports from the commanders involved, read pages 721 to 758 here: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/coo.31924077723017.