The Bold Dragoon: The Life of J.E.B. Stuart

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Jeb Stuart, leader of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, earned the admiration of his enemies during the first three years of the Civil War. Famed for his daring ride around McClellan during the Peninsula Campaign, and his raid behind Union lines in Virginia and into Maryland and Pennsylvania, he was a legend long before he was killed at Yellow Tavern in 1864.

 

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Overview

Jeb Stuart, leader of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, earned the admiration of his enemies during the first three years of the Civil War. Famed for his daring ride around McClellan during the Peninsula Campaign, and his raid behind Union lines in Virginia and into Maryland and Pennsylvania, he was a legend long before he was killed at Yellow Tavern in 1864.

 

A realistic but sympathetic account of Lee's dashing cavalry commander.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806131931
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,421,314
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

EMORY M. THOMAS, is a professor of History at the University of Georgia and the author of Robert E. Lee, The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865, and The Confederate State of Richmond.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2003

    Beauty and the Civil War

    Bold Dragoon is the story of the life of J.E.B. Stuart, a cavalryman and a cavalier of the old order. From his youth in southwest Virginia to his wounding at Yellow Tavern, his was a life of adventure and a search for recognition. Called Beauty at West Point, Stuart wore a great beard during the war to cover up what he thought of as a weak chin. However, there was nothing weak about his military exploits. General Lee relied on him and his intelligence throughout the war. So much so, that when he was missing at the beginning of the battle at Gettysburg, blame fell on him as part of the reason for the battle's beginning before the Army of Virginia could choose the ground. He never again disappointed Lee, whom he first met at the time of John Brown's escapade in Harper's Ferry. Proud and ostentatious, he revelled in the attentions of women and chastised his wife when she showed jealousy. He loved to dance. Could be refreshed by short naps and wake immediately -- which he was required to do on more than one occasion when caught unawares. And his death in Richmond in 1864 brought a chill to the Confederacy. General Lee said of him: 'He never brought me a false piece of information.' Emory Thomas brings this man to life. His research included many primary sources, the writing style is easy, and the story is broad and bold. This is a must for students of the War Between the States and U.S. military history.

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