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James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart

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:CSA1stNat: James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart
was a U.S. Army officer from the Commonwealth of Virginia who joined the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. His friends knew him as "Jeb", a nickname that came from his initials. As a General in the Confederate Cavalry, Stuart was known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. Stuart's image was marked by his hat cocked to the side with an ostrich plume, red-lined gray cape, a yellow sash, and a red flower in his lapel. His ability to spot the enemy and make reports to his command, and the seriousness in which he took his work made him a trusted officer in Robert E. Lee's army and inspired the morale of many Southerners.

Born: February 6, 1833

Birthplace: Laurel Hill Farm Plantation, Patrick County, Virginia

Father: Archibald Stuart 1795 – 1855
(Buried: Elizabeth Cemetery, Saltville, Virginia)​

Mother: Elizabeth Letcher Pannill 1801 – 1884
(Buried: Elizabeth Cemetery, Saltville, Virginia)​

Wife: Flora Cooke 1836 – 1923
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Married: November 14, 1855 at Fort Riley, Kansas

Signature:
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Children:

Infant Daughter 1856 – 1856​
Flora Stuart 1857 – 1862​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Born: Philip St. George Cooke Stuart 1860 – 1930​
(Capt. James Ewell Brown Stuart, Jr. Renamed December 1861)​

(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Virginia Pelham Stuart Weller 1863 – 1898​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia)​
Education:
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1848 – 1850: Attended Emory & Henry College​
1854: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (13th​ in class)​
Occupation before War:

1854: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​
1854 – 1855: Served on Frontier Duty in Texas​
1854 – 1855: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​
1855: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Cavalry Regiment​
1855 – 1857: Quartermaster for United States Army, 1st​ Cavalry Regt.​
1855 – 1861: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 1st​ Cavalry Regiment​
1859: Volunteer Aide to Colonel Robert E. Lee at Harper’s Ferry​
1861: Captain of United States Army, 1st​ Cavalry Regiment​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on April 22nd ​

Civil War Career:

1861: Lt. Colonel of Virginia Infantry in Confederate Army​
1861: Colonel of Confederate Cavalry in Shenandoah Valley​
1861: Led a Cavalry Regiment at First Battle of Bull Run​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1862: Participated in the Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1864: Major General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1862: Participated in the Maryland Campaign​
1862: Led the Famous ride around McClellan 120 miles in 60 hours​
1862: Conducted a raid north of the Rappahannock River​
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1863: Accompanied General Jackson on his famous flank march​
1863: Commander of Second Army Corps at Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Brandy Station​

1863: Arrived late at the Battle of Gettysburg​
1864: Participated in the Overland Campaign​
1864: Mortally wounded in stomach at Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia​

Died: May 12, 1864

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Infection and hemorrhage from his wounds

Age at time of Death: 31 years old

Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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Just about everyone has heard about "Lee's Lost Orders" wrapped around some cigars just before Antietam. But did you know that Lee once got a hold of some valuable information during the 2nd Bull Run Campaign, when Stuart "captured" General Pope's full uniform and orders. Stuart later requested an exchange for His Plumed Hat and Cloak, which had been lost earlier, for Pope's Uniform. Did He ever get His original Hat back or was He wearing a replacement later in the war?
 

Cavalier

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@Polloco I believe that in general, Eastern Confederate troops were better disciplined than the their Western counterparts and that that would make a difference on the battlefied. Just an opinion. I have no source off the top of my head to prove that.

To my mind the greatest cavalryman ever produced by the Confederacy and among the greatest ever produced by the United States.

John
 

diane

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Just about everyone has heard about "Lee's Lost Orders" wrapped around some cigars just before Antietam. But did you know that Lee once got a hold of some valuable information during the 2nd Bull Run Campaign, when Stuart "captured" General Pope's full uniform and orders. Stuart later requested an exchange for His Plumed Hat and Cloak, which had been lost earlier, for Pope's Uniform. Did He ever get His original Hat back or was He wearing a replacement later in the war?

I believe there was an 'exchange of prisoners' one way or another! Anyway, Stuart's hat is in a museum. He won it in a bet with his old buddy, a Union officer, Samuel Crawford, about whose victory Cedar Mountain would be decided. Hats seemed to be awfully important to these guys. Mosby was shot and lost everything including his pants (!) but wanted to know where the heck his hat was! When Jeb lost his, he wrote his wife - ominously - "I intend to make the Yankees pay for that hat." Catlett Station coming right up! "I'm going after my hat," he remarked to his men. They had been teasing him ever since he lost it, especially when he had to wear a bandanna instead. "Whar's yer hat?" got to be old!
 
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