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Famed Confederate cavalry leader J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded in the stomach at Yellow Tavern

James Ewell Brown Stuart, detail
05/11/1864
While rallying his troops during the afternoon engagement at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, famed Confederate cavalry general J.E.B. Stuart was hit with a single .44 caliber pistol shot from dismounted Trooper John Huff of the 5th Michigan cavalry under Union General G.A. Custer.  Wounded in the right side of his stomach, Stuart was taken from the field by ambulance and treated at a home in Richmond. He died quietly the following evening and was buried the day after at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.  He was thirty-one years old. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Derek Smith, The Gallant Dead: Union and Confederate Generals Killed in the Civil War (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005), 242-244.

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