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MG James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart

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MG James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart

Civil War Confederate Major General. After graduating from West Point in 1854, he became a first lieutenant in the United States Army 1st Cavalry, and an Indian fighter in the west. In 1859, he was sent with orders for Robert E Lee to go to Harpers Ferry to stop the raid of John Brown. After Brown's raiders were surrounded in the town, Stuart volunteered to issue the ultimatum to Brown before the final assault. In April of 1861, he was promoted to captain, but he resigned to join the Confederate Cavalry. He was promoted several times in the first few months of the war, eventually becoming a Major General in July of 1862. He led the cavalry in the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg, and many others. He also led many raids around the Union army that boosted Southern morale, as well as providing valuable intelligence. He was wounded in a cavalry battle in Yellow Tavern, on the outskirts of Richmond, on May 11, 1864, and died the next day in the capital city.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 986
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart (6 Feb 1833–12 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 986, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .