General Jeb Stuart Birth Month

General Jeb Stuart Birth Month

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To honor General Stuart’s birth month, we continue to show pertinent letters in his words. This brief letter written by then Lt. Jeb Stuart  resigning his commission in the U.S. Army so he can travel back to Virginia and join Virginia forces since the Virginia Convention voted to secede on April 17, 1861.

Letter by J.E.B. Stuart to Colonel Lorenzo Thomas from Cairo, Illinois, May 3rd 1861


From a sense of duty to my native State Virginia, I hereby resign my position as an officer in the Army of the United States.


Most respectfully,  Sir
Your obedient servant,
J. E. B. Stuart

1861 Virginia flag







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