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J. E. B. Stuart
J. E. B. Stuart

Confederate (CSA)

Major General

James Ewell Brown Stuart

(1833 - 1864)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: Stuart's Cavalry Division

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the USMA in 1854 served in 1st US Cavalry on frontier duty and was aide to R E Lee when John Brown's men fought at Harpers Ferry (1859). In May 1861 he resigned his US Army commission and was made LCol. of VA infantry. In July he was appointed Colonel of the 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment. He was at First Manassas. In September 1861 he was appointed BGen., was on the Peninsula campaign, rode around McClellan's army, and fought at the Seven Days. In July 1862 he was appointed MGen. with command of all cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia (ANV). He was on the Second Manassas campaign, and at Catlett's Station and Groveton.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded the ANV Cavalry Division.

The remainder of the War:
He saw further service at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville (where he temporarily commanded II Corps), at Brandy Station, on the Gettysburg campaign, and at Yellow Tavern where he was killed.

After the War:
For a more detailed biography see also the Stuart Biography at Shotgun's Civil War page.

College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1854    

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