I Rode With Jeb Stuart: The Life And Campaigns Of Major General J. E. B. Stuart (Paperback)

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"This book, which is both biography and memoir, is the richest source on the Civil War career of the plumed knight of the Army of Northern Virginia, Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart. . . . It is by all odds the most reliable account of Stuart and his horsemen left by Stuart's intimates."--Burke Davis, from his introduction

Major General J. E. B. Stuart (1833-1864) was one of the Confederacy's greatest horsemen, soldiers, and heroes. As early as First Manassas (Bull Run) he was contributing significantly to the Confederate victory; he subsequently displayed his daring and brilliance in the battles of Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Brandy Station-the most significant cavalry battle of the war, and Stuart's finest moment. General Lee depended on Stuart for knowledge of the enemy, for, as he said, Stuart never brought him a piece of false information. But Stuart was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern in May 1864. Not since the death of Stonewall Jackson had the South sustained so great a personal loss; his rollicking, infectious gaiety and hard fighting were sorely missed in the grim last days of Lee's army.

By all accounts, I Rode with Jeb Stuart is the most reliable and persuasive portrait of Stuart offered by a contemporary, and it is indispensable for any thorough knowledge of the great Confederate cavalryman.

Introduction and notes by Burke Davis

About the Author


Major Henry Brainerd McClellan (1840-1904) was adjutant general to Major General J. E. B. Stuart, who wrote of "the signal gallantry displayed by him in the field and his efficiency and zealous devotion to duty as a staff officer."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780306806056
ISBN-10: 0306806053
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 1994
Pages: 476
Language: English