Stuart, Jeb

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Stuart, Jeb Gender: M
James Ewell Brown Stuart
born on 6 February 1833 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Mount Airy, North Carolina, 36n30, 80w36
Timezone LMT m80w36 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°44' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°56 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 26°29'

Jeb Stuart


U.S. Army officer and 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 (red-lined gray cape, yellow sash, hat cocked to the side with an ostrich plume, red flower in his lapel, often sporting cologne), 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 on May 12, 1864, when he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Emory M. Thomas's book, "Bold Dragoon: The Life of J.E.B. Stuart" (Harper & Row, 1986), p. 7: "James, or Jim, or Jimmy, as he was variously known then, was born at eleven thirty on the morning of February 6, 1833. ... He spent his boyhood at Laurel Hill in southwestern Patrick County."


  • Vocation : Military : Military career