Sunday, May 11, 2008

General JEB Stuart

This is a portrait of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart. Stuart was a masterful cavalry commander, and served as the eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. It was on this day, May 11, in the year 1864 that Stuart was mortally wounded in a skirmish on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia.

2 comments:

  1. May of nearly every year was a sad one for the Confederacy. A handsome picture, of a good and capable man. You know,he died before his wife could reach his side. It just broke her heart.

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  2. Deb,
    Goo points. Also, I have read that he asked "Rock of Ages" be sung to him in his last hours.
    PJM

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