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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