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Stuart, Jeb (1833-1864) to Flora Cooke Stuart

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02334.02 Author/Creator: Stuart, Jeb (1833-1864) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 April 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Stuart, Commander of Cavalry Corps, Army of North Virginia, writes to his wife from Wigwam (possibly in Virginia). Mentions mutual acquaintances and family members. Took a moonlight ride with Fontaine and Garnett (possibly Colonel Edmond Fontaine and Stuart's aide-de-camp, Theodore Stanford Garnett). Encourages his wife not to worry. Discusses a group of young girls, possibly family, who will soon visit Mrs. Stuart: "...do not interfere with the girls, they are old enough and pretty enough to take care of themselves... I think you judge the girls too harshly." Transmits a letter from Flora's sister Ellen, and a report from General Robert E. Lee (neither letter nor report is included). Signs once, and includes initials following a post script. Implies that Mrs. Stuart is staying near Beaver Dam, Virginia (possibly at the home of Colonel Fontaine).

People: Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864.
Stuart, Flora Cooke, 1836-1923.
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Garnett, Theodore Stanford, 1844-1915.
Fontaine, Edmund, fl. 1864.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Civil War, Confederate General or Leader, Confederate States of America, Soldier's Letter, Confederate Soldier's Letter, Women's History, Children and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War