to J.E.B. Stuart
Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
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Brown "Jeb" Stuart, Commander of the Cavalry Corps of
Northern Virginia, died on May 12, 1864 just a few blocks from
this site of wounds sustained a day earlier during the Confederate
defeat at Yellow Tavern, north of Richmond. He was 31.
bronze sculpture, designed by Frederick Moynihan, captures Stuart's
dashing, daring reputation. At the time of his death, he was considered
the best cavalry officer in America. Stuart played an important
role in the Confederate victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
But many blamed him for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg because
he failed to inform Confederate commander Robert E. Lee of Union
positions early in the battle.
the monument began in 1875, but controversies concerning the selection
of the site and design delayed the project. The sculptor was not
selected until 1904. The unveiling was at the opening of the annual
Confederate reunion on May 30, 1907. As the celebration continued,
the Jefferson Davis Monument was unveiled on the avenue four days
© 2000 Terry White, Drawing © 2000 Bill Harrah