J. E. B. Stuart

1833 - 1864

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James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was a United States Army officer from Virginia who became 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, the yellow waist sash of a regular cavalry officer, 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.Stuart graduated from West Point in 1854, and served in Texas and Kansas with the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. E. B. Stuart has received more than 1,256,163 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. J. E. B. Stuart is the 1,253rd most popular military personnel (down from 1,078th in 2019), the 4,928th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,432nd in 2019) and the 80th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, J. E. B. Stuart ranks 1,253 out of 1,466Before him are Sergei Shtemenko, Franciszek Kleeberg, Paavo Talvela, Karl von Pflanzer-Baltin, Josias von Heeringen, and Friedrich von Ingenohl. After him are George Pickett, Dmitry Lelyushenko, Tom Phillips, Kanhoji Angre, Riad al-Asaad, and Honoré Charles Reille.

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Among people born in 1833, J. E. B. Stuart ranks 49Before him are Dimitrie Sturdza, Johan Ehrnrooth, Benedykt Dybowski, John Anderson, Manuel Amador Guerrero, and Maurice Loewy. After him are Fredrik von Otter, Gustaf Åkerhielm, Segismundo Moret, Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla, José María de Pereda, and Salvador Jovellanos. Among people deceased in 1864, J. E. B. Stuart ranks 49Before him are Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana, Luke Howard, Nassau William Senior, Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg, Simonas Daukantas, and Gonçalves Dias. After him are Gaetano Bedini, Anna Harrison, Rudolf Wagner, William T. Anderson, Walter Savage Landor, and José Justo Corro.

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Among people born in United States, J. E. B. Stuart ranks 4,928 out of 15,968Before him are Katherine Anne Porter (1890), Richard N. Frye (1920), Ben McKenzie (1978), Saul Zaentz (1921), Mercedes Ruehl (1948), and Betsy Blair (1923). After him are Roy Haynes (1925), Michael Shannon (1974), Patti LaBelle (1944), Eric Stonestreet (1971), William Luther Pierce (1933), and John Gray (1951).


Among military personnels born in United States, J. E. B. Stuart ranks 80Before him are Joseph Hooker (1814), Christine Jorgensen (1926), William D. Leahy (1875), William Guarnere (1923), Robert Anderson (1805), and Eddie Slovik (1920). After him are George Pickett (1825), Robert Gould Shaw (1837), Richmond K. Turner (1885), Arthur MacArthur Jr. (1845), Nathanael Greene (1742), and George Crook (1828).