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W.D. Stuart
W.D. Stuart

Confederate (CSV)

Colonel

William Dabney Stuart

(1830 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 56th Virginia Infantry

see his Battle Report

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Following graduation taught at VMI (1850-1853) and subsequently was Principal of classical schools in Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.1 He joined the 15th Virginia Infantry in June 1861 and was Lieutenant Colonel by July.2 He transferred to the 56th Regiment in September and was appointed Colonel on 3 May 1862.3

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded at Gettysburg during "Pickett's Charge" of 3 July 1863, and died in a hospital in Staunton, VA just less than a month after.1

More on the Web:
There is a collection of his papers at VMI. The photo above is from a CDV sold by Cowan's Auctions in December 2009.

Birth Date: 9/30/1830    Place of Birth: Staunton, VA    
College: Virginia Military Institute (VMI)    Graduating Year: 1850    Class Rank: 3rd/17
Death Date: 7/29/1863    Death Place: Staunton, VA    Burial Place: Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA



Notes

1   From biographical notes accompaning his papers.
Virginia Military Institute, and Diane B. Jacob, Head, Archives & Records Management, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Published c.2000, first accessed 01 January 2003, <http://www.vmi.edu/archives/>  [AotW citation 577]

2   Manarin, Louis H., 15th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990  [AotW citation 578]

3   Young, William A. Jr., and Patricia C. Young, 56th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990  [AotW citation 579]



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