J.E.B. Stuart

General J.E.B. Stuart was commander of the Cavalry Corps of General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia for much of the Civil War.  J.E.B. Stuart was superb in the role, providing the army with valuable reconnaissance as its eyes and ears, while deftly supporting battlefield operations. J.E.B. Stuart was the ideal of the “cavalier,” dashing in full uniform with a rakish plumed hat.  Stuart’s reputation, however, was tarnished during the Gettysburg Campaign, in which he lost contact with General Lee for several crucial days.  Stuart was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern and died at the age of 31 on May 12, 1864.

J.E.B. Stuart

Battle of Antietam: Clash in the Cornfield

By Michael E. Haskew

The White House was a somber place in the summer of 1862. The Civil War was in the midst of its second costly year, and the Union armies had yet to win a significant victory in the eastern theater. Read more

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Return to Manassas

By John Walker

Sent into north-central Virginia to threaten Richmond on a second front, McDowell had managed to get lost in the woods near Gainesville and lost touch with his command for 12 full hours. Read more

The Irish Rifles (37th New York Volunteers) fought with courage and discipline at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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The Irish Rifles At the Battle of Chancellorsville

By Kevin M. O’Beirne

The city of New York provided more regiments than did many states during the Civil War, and the deeds of several of its regiments, such as the 9th New York “Hawkins’s Zouaves,” 39th New York “Garibaldi Guard,” and 42nd New York “Tammany Regiment” are well known. Read more