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d wishes in execrable English, gave me a letter to General J. E. B. Stuart, then commanding the cavalry of the army defendingch was so soon to come. It was no easy matter to find General Stuart, who, as commanding officer of the outposts, was anywhassured me that it would be next to impossible to find General Stuart that night, and kindly offered me the hospitality of htart in fifteen minutes, and my best chance of meeting General Stuart was to ride with the regiment. It was marvellous to sping rapidly along on an active, handsome horse. This was Stuart, the man whose arrival I awaited so anxiously, and who su truest and best friends I have had in this world. General Stuart was a stoutly-built man, rather above the middle heigh chasing the buffalo, now pursuing the treacherous savage, Stuart had passed nearly all his waking hours in the saddle, and ot the place to expatiate on the military character of General Stuart. His deeds will form the most considerable portion of
r ammunition, and were falling back, when General Stuart, here with threats, there with eloquent en Richmond. These men had been captured by General Stuart and myself in the melee that succeeded thewere assembled, to whom I was presented by General Stuart. President Davis soon came up, congratulatth everything was quiet again. On the 6th General Stuart changed his headquarters, and we removed wery. None of us knew where we were going; General Stuart only communicated the object of the expedid to meet the attack, and, having obtained General Stuart's permission, I joined them as with loud w to the attack, and I received orders from General Stuart to hasten with our main column to the scennder affections I was not long in securing. Mrs Stuart, during a considerable period of the war, liood and the rude warriors that lay there. General Stuart had married a daughter to Colonel Philip Slellan himself. The military family of General Stuart consisted of fourteen or fifteen high-spir[29 more...]
eason to fear an attack on the left flank, General Stuart despatched me with a small body of men on all day under fire of the enemy's cannon. General Stuart, accompanied by his Staff and personal escnjured. It was about five o'clock when General Stuart returned with us to his cavalry, which hadared behind a range of friendly hills. General Stuart and Staff now galloped forward again to out six o'clock in the evening I was sent by General Stuart to order to the front two squadrons of our great Confederate leader was in search of General Stuart. Stuart, who slept on my right, was immed 28th of June, all was in motion again, as General Stuart had received orders to proceed at once witride before us, and as we had information from Stuart that active work was to be done, we hastened fents; but this story was never believed by General Stuart or myself. Late at night I returned exour parched mouths with grateful refreshment. Stuart and I were standing on the highest rail of the[13 more...]
in sight. Generals R. E. Lee, Longstreet, and Stuart had established their headquarters together ine had really nothing to desire. On the 14th Mrs Stuart arrived at a neighbouring mansion, and as shno fence is too high and no ditch too wide. Mrs Stuart was often with us, coming whenever we could d fed our horses in a large clover-field. General Stuart threw forward his pickets with great cautickford of our Staff and myself accompanied General Stuart upon a hand-car, propelled by two negroes,eak of me as the Prussian with the big sword. Stuart wrote to me after the battle of Gettysburg, inive information of the enemy's presence to General Stuart, who made his dispositions with his accustecution. After a short but sharp contest, General Stuart gave orders for the retreat, which was conning to the family at Dundee. Here we found Mrs Stuart and her children, and Mrs Blackford, who hade next day, after our arrival at headquarters, Stuart received a dispatch summoning him to meet Jack[17 more...]
village, about 400 yards distant from us. General Stuart, confidently believing that this was Fitz ll in with on our return, happily supplied General Stuart with a new hat; but the tidings of our mis arrived with the column at the spot where General Stuart awaited us with the greatest solicitude, jnfederate. Having received orders from General Stuart to cut the telegraph wire, I proceeded withus favourably when, about twelve o'clock, General Stuart, whom I had informed by an orderly of the ieutenant knew where. I also went back to General Stuart with marching orders for himself and the grket was occupied by them in strong force. Of Stuart and his cavalry the faithful negro had not seee time of my arrival, I was sent to him by General Stuart to get orders for the disposition of the cand ammunition trains had been stationed. General Stuart had only a small portion of his cavalry ane's brigade joined our army in the pursuit-General Stuart pushing forward with Robertson's brigade t[33 more...]
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 24: (search)
rn Virginia, May 20, 1864. The Commanding General announces to the army with heartfelt sorrow the death of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, late Commander of the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. Among the gallant soldiers who have fallen in this war, General Stuart was second to none in valour, in zeal, in unflinching devotion to his country. His achievements form a conspicuous part of the history of this army, with which his name and services will be for ever associated. To collection of his deeds, and the inspiring influence of his example. R. E. Lee, General. My grief at the death of Stuart, and the excitement of the last few days, had a very injurious effect on my health for months afterwards, and again I hadmmand of a brigade of cavalry, to be stationed near Richmond. This application was strongly seconded by General Hampton, Stuart's worthy successor, and by General Lee himself, but it was rejected at the War-Office, on the score of my health, and an