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At a private house in Richmond, Confederate cavalry commander General J.E.B. Stuart dies of his wounds

James Ewell Brown Stuart, detail
05/12/1864
While rallying his troops during the afternoon engagement the previous day at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, famed Confederate cavalry general J.E.B. Stuart had been hit with a single .44 caliber pistol shot in the right side of his stomach. He was taken from the field by ambulance and treated at his brother-in-laws' house in Richmond. After considerable suffering, he died quietly at 7:38 pm and was buried the next day at the Hollywood Cemetery in the city.  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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