|James Ewell Brown Stuart|
Full Name: James Ewell Brown Stuart |
Born: Febuary 6, 1833
Place of Birth: Patrick City, Virginia
North or South: South
Other Professions: Served in first cavalry on frontier duty, aide to R. E. Lee when John Brown's body of men fought at Harper's Ferry, May 1861, resigned U.S. army.
War Service Highlights: He was in command of all the cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia. He also served as a Colonel and a Brigadier General in the 1st Virginia Cavalry in 1861 and as a Major General in 1862.
Died: May 12, 1864
Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia
Interesting Facts: Criticized for straying too far from Lee in the march to Gettysburg, he, thereafter, kept in close communication with the Army of Northern Virginia.