Biography: A U.S. Army officer from Virginia and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was known to his friends as "Jeb", from the initials of his given names.
Stuart was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. While he cultivated a cavalier image (red-lined gray cape, yellow sash, hat cocked to the side with an ostrich plume, red flower in his lapel, often sporting cologne), his serious work made him the trusted eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee's army and inspired Southern morale.
- 1855-11-14 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas
- 1862-06-15 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"
- 1862-10-12 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart completes his "second ride around McClellan"
- 1864-05-11 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern