The Resource Cavalryman of the lost cause : a biography of J.E.B. Stuart, Jeffry D. Wert

Cavalryman of the lost cause : a biography of J.E.B. Stuart, Jeffry D. Wert

Label
Cavalryman of the lost cause : a biography of J.E.B. Stuart
Title
Cavalryman of the lost cause
Title remainder
a biography of J.E.B. Stuart
Statement of responsibility
Jeffry D. Wert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cavalryman of the Lost Cause is the first major biography in decades of the famous Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart. Based on research in manuscript collections, personal memoirs and reminiscences, and regimental histories, this comprehensive volume reflects outstanding Civil War scholarship. James Ewell Brown Stuart was the premier cavalry commander of the Confederacy. He gained a reputation for daring early in the war when he rode around the Union army in the Peninsula Campaign, providing valuable intelligence to General Robert E. Lee at the expense of Union commander George B. McClellan. Stuart has long been controversial because of his performance in the critical Gettysburg Campaign, where he was out of touch with Lee for several days; this left Lee uncertain about the size and movement of the Union army, information that would prove decisive when the battle began. In an engagement with the cavalry of Union general Philip Sheridan in spring 1864, Stuart was killed. He was only thirty-one. Jeffry D. Wert provides new details about Stuart's childhood and youth, and he draws on letters between Stuart and his wife, Flora, to show us the man as he was: eager for glory, daring sometimes to the point of recklessness, but a devoted and loving husband and father. Stuart has long been regarded as the finest Confederate cavalryman and one of the best this country has ever produced. Wert shows how Stuart's friendship with Stonewall Jackson and his relationship with Lee were crucial; at the same time Stuart's relationships with his subordinates were complicated and sometimes troubled. Cavalryman of the Lost Cause is a riveting biography of a towering figure of the Civil War, a fascinating and colorful work by one of our finest Civil War historians
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wert, Jeffry D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.S9
LC item number
W47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stuart, Jeb
  • Stuart, Jeb
  • Stuart, Jeb
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • Kavallerie
  • Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Cavalry
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cavalryman of the lost cause : a biography of J.E.B. Stuart, Jeffry D. Wert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Son of Virginia -- West Point and Texas -- " I Go with Virginia" -- "A Rare Man" -- "I Will Not Leave the Van of Our Army" -- "Our Exploit Is All the Talk Here" -- "Great Spirits of the Land" -- "We Cannot Afford to Be Idle" -- To Pennsylvania and Back -- Winter War -- "Right Noble Did Stuart Do" -- "The Hardest Cavalry Fight" -- To Gettysburg -- "I Have Been Blessed with Great Success on This Campaign" -- Corps Command -- "Grand Jeb Stuart" -- "I Had Rather Die, Than Be Whipped" -- "The Greatest Cavalry Officer Ever Foaled in America."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 496 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780743278195
Lccn
2007051552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181602227
  • (OCoLC)ocn181602227
Label
Cavalryman of the lost cause : a biography of J.E.B. Stuart, Jeffry D. Wert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Son of Virginia -- West Point and Texas -- " I Go with Virginia" -- "A Rare Man" -- "I Will Not Leave the Van of Our Army" -- "Our Exploit Is All the Talk Here" -- "Great Spirits of the Land" -- "We Cannot Afford to Be Idle" -- To Pennsylvania and Back -- Winter War -- "Right Noble Did Stuart Do" -- "The Hardest Cavalry Fight" -- To Gettysburg -- "I Have Been Blessed with Great Success on This Campaign" -- Corps Command -- "Grand Jeb Stuart" -- "I Had Rather Die, Than Be Whipped" -- "The Greatest Cavalry Officer Ever Foaled in America."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 496 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780743278195
Lccn
2007051552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181602227
  • (OCoLC)ocn181602227

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