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JEB Stuart

Cavalryman of the Lost Cause
A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart

James Ewell Brown Stuart was the premier cavalry commander of the Confederacy. He gained a reputation for daring early in the war when he rode around the Union army in the Peninsula Campaign, providing valuable intelligence to General Robert E. Lee at the expense of Union commander George B. McClellan

Dranesville
Civil War Virginia


American Civil War
December 20, 1861


Jeb Stuart: The Last Cavalier
Biography of the dashing Confederate general is history at its best: fascinating, colorful, provocative. Includes portraits of Stuart's early life, training at West Point, the fateful decision to side with the South and action-packed battle scenes. 7 maps. 8 pages of photos

Confederate Brigadier General J.E.B. Stuart led a brigade-sized mixed force of cavalry, infantry, and artillery to protect a foraging expedition in the vicinity of Dranesville.

Union Brigadier General E.O.C. Ord, advancing on the Georgetown Pike, encountered General Stuart's cavalry. 

Both sides deployed as more units arrived on the field, and a sharp firefight developed.

Stuart withdrew in the mid-afternoon after ensuring that his wagons were safely in the rear.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Fairfax County

Campaign: McClellan's Operations in Northern Virginia (October-December 1861) previous battle in campaign Campaigns

Date(s): December 20, 1861

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General E.O.C. Ord [US]; Brigadier General J.E.B. Stuart [CS]

Forces Engaged: Brigades

Estimated Casualties: 301 total (US 71; CS 230)

Advance of the Skirmishers of the Bucktail Rifles on the Confederate Position at Drainsville, Virginia

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Memoirs
Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence
This is a wonderful memoir of the author's year and half of active service on the staff of the legendary Confederate cavalry General, J. E. B. Stuart.





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Class of 1846

The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox: Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and Their Brothers
"Stonewall" Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius Nash Couch, George Edward Pickett, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, and George Stoneman


James Ewell Brown 'Jeb' Stuart
James Ewell Brown 'Jeb' Stuart Art Print
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Sid Meier's Civil War Collection
Virginia State Battle Map 1861
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Civil War Submarines
Confederate Commanders
Civil War Picture Album
Civil War Summary
Kids Zone Gettysburg
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Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War
The Civil War with an emphasis on contemporary advances in military technology and their effects on behavior in the field. Ulysses Grant was speaking nearly literally when he wrote, "the iron gauntlet must be used more than the silken glove to destroy the Confederacy"
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Staff Officers in Grey

Staff Officers in Gray: A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia
Profiles some 2,300 staff officers in Robert E. Lee's famous Army of Northern Virginia. A typical entry includes the officer's full name, the date and place of his birth and death, details of his education and occupation, and a synopsis of his military record. Two appendixes provide a list of more than 3,000 staff officers who served in other armies of the Confederacy and complete rosters of known staff officers of each general
Virginia Battlefield
The Official Virginia
Civil War Battlefield Guide

Virginia was host to nearly 1/3rd of all Civil War engagements. This guide covers them all like a mini-history of the war. This guide organizes battles chronologically. Each campaign has a detailed overview, followed by concise descriptions of the individual engagements
Girls Life
A Girl's Life in Virginia Before the War
First published in 1895. An engrossing eyewitness account of antebellum plantation life as it really was


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