Jeb Stuart

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U of Nebraska Press, Jun 1, 1994 - History - 512 pages
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Hardly any biography could contain the robust and romantic Jeb Stuart, but John W. Thomason Jr. goes as far as anyone ever has in pinning down the quality of the Confederate cavalry commander. Virginia-bred, James Ewell Brown Stuart graduated from West Point, where he was called ?Beauty,? and rode with the Mounted Rifles against the Apaches and Comanches on the western frontier. When Virginia seceded from the Union, Jeb Stuart joined the Confederate army. His lightning-like raids became legendary. From Bull Run to Brandy Station he served as Robert E. Lee?s eyes and ears, becoming a major general at the age of twenty-eight. Less than three years later Stuart?s meteoric career ended with his death in a cavalry charge.
 

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Contents

PORTRAIT OF A CAVALRYMAN
1
YOUTH OF THE CENTAUR
16
SECESSION AND JOHN BROWN
33
LIEUTENANT STUART JOINS THE CONFEDERACY
58
THE MUSTERING OF THE SABRESSOMETHING ABOUT THE SOUTHERN ARMIES AND THE SOUTHERN SOL DIERS
66
THE FIRST MANASSAS
95
FROM FIRST MANASSAS TO THE PENINSULA
116
THE RIDE AROUND MCCLELLAN
134
THE CHAMBERSBURG RAID
291
CAVALRY FIGHTS AND FREDERICKSBURG
320
COMPLAINT TO U S QUARTERMASTER GENERAL
345
KELLYS FORDTHE DEATH OF PELHAM
353
CHAPTER PAGE
362
THE BATTLE OF FLEETWOOD HEIGHTS
395
THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN
412
THE BRISTOE CAMPAIGNTHE BUCKLAND RACES
458

THE SEVEN DAYS BATTLE
156
THE SECOND MANASSASSTUART LOSES His HAT POPE LOSES His COAT AND PRESENTLY His ARMY
211
THE SHARPSBURG CAMPAIGN
259
THE WILDERNESSAND YELLOW TAVERN
478
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About the author (1994)

John W. Thomason Jr., a captain in the U. S. Marine Corps in World War I, interviewed members of the Stuart family for this book, first published in 1930. This Bison Book edition is introduced by Gary W. Gallagher, a professor of history at Pennsylvania State University and the author of Fighting for the Confederacy: Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander and The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership.

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