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This week in the Civil War for February 10, 1863

J.E.B. Stuart's Birthday


In honor of J.E.B. Stuart’s birthday, February 6, 1833.

"Jine the Cavalry," which became Stuart's theme song, recounts some of the General's more famous exploits, including his daring "Ride Around McClellan" in the early summer of 1862, his incursion into Pennsylvania, and his assumption of command during the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863 following the wounding’s of Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill.

When Sam Sweeney (his banjo player) died of smallpox in the winter of 1863, some of the joy went out of Stuart's life forever.

From: Defending the Heritage on Face Book


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