STUART, JEB, 1833-1864.
Jeb Stuart letters, 1861

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864.
Title: Jeb Stuart letters, 1861
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 230
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Fourteen letters from Confederate officer Jeb Stuart to his wife Flora.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchace, 1938.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Jeb Stuart letters, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart, soldier, was born February 6, 1833, on "Laurel Hill" plantation, Patrick County, Virginia. He died May 12,1864 and is buried in Richmond, Virginia. Stuart graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (1850); received his commission (1854); and transferred to the Cavalry (1855). He married Flora Cooke, a colonel's daughter, in 1855, and the couple had three children. Stuart became Robert E. Lee's aide (1859) and resigned from the U.S. Army to be commissioned a lieutenant-colonel in the Virginia Infantry and captain of the Confederate Cavalry (1861).

James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart, soldier, was born February 6, 1833, on "Laurel Hill" plantation, Patrick County, Virginia. He died May 12,1864 and is buried in Richmond, Virginia. Stuart graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (1850); received his commission (1854); and transferred to the Cavalry (1855). He married Flora Cooke, a colonel's daughter, in 1855, and the couple had three children. Stuart became Robert E. Lee's aide (1859) and resigned from the U.S. Army to be commissioned a lieutenant-colonel in the Virginia Infantry and captain of the Confederate Cavalry (1861).

Publication Note

Jeb Stuart's letters to his wife (1861) published in Sources and Reprints, series 1, number 1, (Atlanta: Emory University, 1943).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of fourteen letters from Jeb Stuart to his wife Flora from May 9 - December 29, 1861. The letter dated December 1, 1861, available in photocopy only.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Box Folder Content
1 1 Stuart to his wife, Flora, May 9, 1861
1 2 Stuart to his wife, Flora, July 4, 1861
1 3 Stuart to his wife, Flora, October 18, 1861
1 4 Stuart to his wife, Flora, October 19, 1861
1 5 Stuart to his wife, Flora, October 21, 1861
1 6 Stuart to his wife, Flora, November 20, 1861
1 7 Stuart to his wife, Flora, November 24, 1861
1 8 Stuart to his wife, Flora, December 1, 1861 (2 photocopies)
1 9 Stuart to his wife, Flora, December 4, 1861
1 10 Stuart to his wife, Flora, December 6, 1861
1 11 Stuart to his wife, Flora, December 11, 1861
1 12 Stuart to his wife, Flora, December 12, 1861
1 13 Stuart to his wife, Flora, December 17, 1861
1 14 Stuart to his wife. Flora, December 29 [n.d.]
1 15 Emory University Publications. Sources and Reprints, Series I: Letters of General J.E.B. Stuart to his wife, 1861, ed. Bingham Duncan, publisher, Emory University, Atlanta, 1943. 30 pp. This publication transcribes and annotates all the above letters.
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