Jeb Stuart Biography

General (1833–1864)
Jeb Stuart was a General and cavalry leader for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He worked closely with General Robert E. Lee.


Jeb Stuart was born on February 6, 1833, in Patrick County, Virginia. In 1854, he became a second lieutenant of Army cavalry. In 1859, he was sent to help General Robert E. Lee suppress the raid at Harper’s Ferry. During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate colonel at the Battle of Bull Run and was promoted to general. He died at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in Richmond, Virginia, on May, 12 1864.

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