JEB Stuart: Civil War 1863 - 1864
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1) At the Battle of Chancellorsville, Stuart
accompanies Stonewall Jackson on his famous flanking march of
May 2, 1863, and starts to pursue the retreating soldiers of the
Union XI Corps when he receives word that both Jackson and his
senior division commander, Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill, have been
wounded. Hill, bypassing the next most senior infantry general
in the corps, Brig. Gen. Robert E. Rodes, sends a message
ordering Stuart to take command of the Second Corps.
2) Although Stuart claims a victory because
the Confederates held the field, the battle is considered a
tactical draw, and both sides came up short. Maj. Gen. Alfred
Pleasonton is not able to disable Stuart's force at the start of
an important campaign and he withdraws before finding the
location of Lee's infantry nearby . However, the fact that the
Southern cavalry has not detected the movement of two large
columns of Union cavalry, and that they fall victim to a
surprise attack, is an embarrassment that prompts serious
criticism from fellow generals and the Southern press. The fight
also reveals the increased competency of the Union cavalry, and
foreshadows the decline of the formerly invincible Southern
mounted arm. What is the June 9, 1863 battle?
- Winter Pass
- Mount Shenandoah
- Wine Station
- Brandy Station
3) For the Gettysburg Campaign, Stuart
chooses to reach Ewell's flank by taking his three best brigades
between the Union army and Washington, moving north through
Rockville to Westminster and on into Pennsylvania, hoping to
capture supplies along the way and cause havoc near the enemy
capital. Stuart and his three brigades depart Salem Depot at 1
a.m. on June 25. Who is NOT
a brigade commander?
- John Garth
- Wade Hampton
- Fitzhugh Lee
- John R. Chambliss
4) The Battle of Hanover takes place on June
30, 1863, in Hanover in southwestern York County, Pennsylvania,
as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
Stuart's Confederate cavalry, which is riding north to get
around the Union Army of the Potomac, attacks a Federal cavalry
regiment, driving it through the streets of Hanover. Brig. Gen.
Elon Farnsworth's brigade arrives and counterattacks, routing
the Confederate vanguard and nearly capturing Stuart himself.
Stuart soon counterattacks. Reinforced by Brig. Gen. George A.
Custer's Michigan Brigade, Farnsworth holds his ground, and a
5) It is a minor cavalry engagement in Adams
County, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 1863, during the Gettysburg
Campaign of the Civil War. In recent years, the engagement has
been referred as the North Cavalry Field of the Battle of
Gettysburg, although the historical context has been to place
this as an independent fight. What is the battle known
- Battle of Williamsburg
- Battle of Harper Valley
- Battle of Hunterstown
- Battle of Daulphin
6) The Gettysburg Campaign is the most
controversial of Stuart's career. He becomes one of the
scapegoats (along with James Longstreet) blamed for Lee's loss
at Gettysburg by proponents of the postbellum Lost Cause
movement, such as Jubal Early.
7) Stuart is assigned to lead a broad
turning movement in an attempt to get into the enemy's rear, but
General Meade skillfully withdraws his army without leaving
opportunities to take advantage. What is the campaign?
- Collins Campaign
- New York Campaign
- Pittsburgh Campaign
- Bristoe Campaign
8) Judson Kilpatrick's Union cavalry pursues
Stuart's cavalry along the Warrenton Turnpike but is lured into
an ambush near Chestnut Hill and routed. The Federal troopers
are scattered and chased five miles in an affair that comes to
be known as the "Camptown Races". The Southern press begins to
mute its criticism of Stuart's following his successful
performance during the fall campaign.
9) The Overland Campaign, Lt. Gen. Ulysses
S. Grant's offensive against Lee in the spring of 1864, begins
at the Battle of the Wilderness, where Stuart aggressively
pushes Thomas L. Rosser's Laurel Brigade into a fight against
George Custer's better-armed Michigan Brigade, resulting in
significant losses. What is the battle known as?
- Battle of the Wilderness
- Battle of the Kyser
- Battle of the Cotton Fields
- Battle of the Potomac
10) What battle occurs May 11, at an abandoned inn
located six miles north of Richmond.
- The Battle of Yellow Tavern
- The Battle of Yellow Inn
- The Battle of Lee�s Tavern
- The Battle of Stagecoach Tavern
11) As the 5th Michigan Cavalry streams in
retreat past Stuart, a dismounted Union private, 48-year-old
John A. Huff, a former sharpshooter, turns and shoots Stuart
with his .44-caliber pistol, from a distance of 10-30 yards.
12) Where is JEB Stuart buried?
- Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
- Georgia Memorial Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia