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Stuart, James Ewell Brown (J. E. B. Stuart, Jeb Stuart)

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Born: 1833 AD
Died: 1864 AD, at 31 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: General

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1833 - Born at Laurel Hill on the 6th of February.

1848-1850 - James was enrolled at school in Wytheville. He attended Emory and Henry College.

1854 - He entered the Class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

         - Stuart was assigned to the U.S. Mounted Rifles in Texas.

1857 - Stuart was wounded in July, while fighting on the frontier against Native Americans.

1859 - Stuart carried the orders for Colonel Robert E. Lee to proceed to Harpers Ferry to crush John Brown's raid on the U.S. Arsenal there.

1861 - He was promoted to captain on the22nd of April.

         - Resigned from the U.S. Army on the 14th of May to join the Confederate States Army, following the secession of Virginia.

1862 - Stuart led a raid north of the Rappahannock River, inflicting some 230 casualties while losing only 27 of his own men.

1863 - In May at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Stuart was appointed by Lee to take command of the Second Corps for a few days after Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson had been mortally wounded and did as well commanding infantry as he did cavalry.

1863 - He commanded the Southern horsemen at the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest predominantly cavalry engagement of the war, on the 9th of June.

1864 - Died on the 12th of May.










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