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Jeb Stuart
     

Jeb Stuart

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by John W. Thomason, Gary W. Gallagher (Introduction)
 

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Hardly any biography could contain the robust and romantic Jeb Stuart, but John W. Thomason Jr. goes as far as anyone ever has in pinning down the quality of the Confederate cavalry commander. Virginia-bred, James Ewell Brown Stuart graduated from West Point, where he was called “Beauty,” and rode with the Mounted Rifles against the Apaches and

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Hardly any biography could contain the robust and romantic Jeb Stuart, but John W. Thomason Jr. goes as far as anyone ever has in pinning down the quality of the Confederate cavalry commander. Virginia-bred, James Ewell Brown Stuart graduated from West Point, where he was called “Beauty,” and rode with the Mounted Rifles against the Apaches and Comanches on the western frontier. When Virginia seceded from the Union, Jeb Stuart joined the Confederate army. His lightning-like raids became legendary. From Bull Run to Brandy Station he served as Robert E. Lee’s eyes and ears, becoming a major general at the age of twenty-eight. Less than three years later Stuart’s meteoric career ended with his death in a cavalry charge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803294240
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.21(d)
Lexile:
1200L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


John W. Thomason Jr., a captain in the U. S. Marine Corps in World War I, interviewed members of the Stuart family for this book, first published in 1930. This Bison Book edition is introduced by Gary W. Gallagher, a professor of history at Pennsylvania State University and the author of Fighting for the Confederacy: Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander and The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership.

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Jeb Stuart 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
This biography is written in the old-fashioned style prevalent in late 19th-early 20th century Civil War history, especially that of Southern writers. Thomason could be analytical and showed signs of original thinking, but the book too often skims the surface instead. He never attempts to explain Stuart’s character or foibles. I suggest hunting down Douglas Freeman’s three volume Lee’s Lieutenants or its recent one volume condensation for a more analytical view of Stuart and his career.