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Stuart (Jeb) Military Papers
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A collection of military material related to the career of the American Civil War Confederate major-general James Ewell Brown Stuart.
James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart (1833-1864) was an American Confederate cavalry commander. He started his Confederate service as captain of Cavalry, soon receiving promotions to colonel of 1st Virginia Cavalry, brigadier general, and major general. He commanded cavalry brigade from October 22, 1861 to July 28, 1862, cavalry division from July 28, 1862 to September 9, 1863, and cavalry corps from September 9, 1863 to May 11, 1864, in the Army of Northern Virginia. In May, 1863, he was temporarily in charge of Stonewall Jackson's 2nd Corps. He was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. Stuart was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia, and died on May 10, 1864.
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