J.E.B. Stuart Biography

James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart was a United States Army officer from the U.S. state of Virginia who later became a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was known to his friends as "Jeb", from the initials of his given names. Stuart was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. While he cultivated a cavalier image, his serious work made him the trusted eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee's army and inspired Southern morale.

Stuart graduated from West Point in 1854 and served in Texas and Kansas with the U.S. Army, a veteran of the frontier conflicts with Native Americans and the violence of Bleeding Kansas. He participated in the capture of John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Resigning when his home state of Virginia seceded, he served first under Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, but then in increasingly important cavalry commands of the Army of Northern Virginia, playing a role in all of that army's campaigns until his death. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
J.E.B. Stuart
Full Name:
James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Military Officer
Ethnicity:
Scotch-Irish American
Date of Death:
May 12, 1864
Age at Death:
unknown
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
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