Jeb Stuart correspondence, 1861-1862.


Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864. Jeb Stuart correspondence, 1861-1862.

Jeb Stuart correspondence, 1861-1862.

Photocopies of six letters and a fragment (1861 December 25-1862 April 8) written by Stuart to Laura Ratcliffe commenting on the Civil War and personal matters; and one letter (1862 Aug. 18) from Robert E. Lee to Stuart concerning cavalry tactics and other preparations for a campaign.

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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...

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...