Papers, 1832-1962.


Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864. Papers, 1832-1962.

Papers, 1832-1962.

This collection contains materials chiefly concerning Jeb Stuart's service in the United States and Confederate States army. Stuart items in the collection include diaries, 1856-1857, documenting his service in the U.S. Army; correspondence, 1850-1864, primarily concerning Stuart's cavalry operations during the Civil War; and, an autograph album, 1862- 1863, kept by Stuart, containing signatures of Confederate officers. Also in the collection are the correspondence, 1864-1910, of Stuart's wife, Flora (Cooke) Stuart (1836-1923), largely regarding the character and death of her husband, and genealogical notes concerning the Esten, Randolph, Stuart, Tazewell, and Waller families. Correspondents in the papers include Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865), and John Esten Cooke (1830-1886).

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United States. Army (corporateBody)

The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Esten family. (family)

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

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Confederate states of America. Army (corporateBody)

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Stuart family. (family)

Stuart, Flora Cooke, 1836-1923. (person)

Hill, A. P. (A. Powell) (person)

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Tazewell family. (family)

Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886 (person)

Novelist, historian, lawyer, and Confederate Army Officer, of Millwood (Clarke Co.), Va. From the description of Papers, 1840-1896. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19490602 Virginia novelist and historian. From the description of Letter to William E. Quimby [manuscript], 1883 March 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807855 From the description of Papers of John Esten Cooke, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record i...

Waller family. (family)

Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864 (person)

James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart, soldier, was born 6 February 1833, on "Laurel Hill" plantation, Patrick County, Virginia. He died 12 May 1864 and is buried in Richmond, Virginia. Stuart graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (1850); received his commission (1854); and transferred to the Cavalry (1855). He married Flora Cooke, a colonel's daughter, in 1855, and the couple had three children. Stuart became Robert E. Lee's aide (1859) and resigned from the U.S. Army to be commissioned a lieutenan...

Randolph family. (family)