J.E.B. Stuart

Confederate States Army general (1833-1864)

James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864) was a general in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. He was from Virginia. During the war, he was known for dangerous things he did while riding a horse. He was killed at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864.

James Ewell Brown Stuart
NicknameJeb, Beauty,[1] Knight of the Golden Spurs[2]
Born(1833-02-06)February 6, 1833
Patrick County, Virginia
DiedMay 12, 1864(1864-05-12) (aged 31)
Richmond, Virginia
Place of burialHollywood Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States of America
Confederate States of America
Service/branchConfederate States Army
Years of service1854–61 (USA)
1861–64 (CSA)
Rank Captain (USA)
Major General (CSA)
Commands heldCavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
Battles/warsBleeding Kansas
American Civil War

Sources Edit

  1. Eicher, pp. 517–18.
  2. Thomas, p. 151; Davis, p. 237.