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STUARTS MORTAL WOUND Late In The Afternoon Of 11 May 1864 , Maj . Gen . J . E . ...

STUARTS MORTAL WOUND Late In The Afternoon Of 11 May 1864 , Maj . Gen . J . E .  ...

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Description: STUARTS MORTAL WOUND Late in the afternoon of 11 May 1864 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B . Stuart , was mortally wounded just east of here on Old Telegraph Road while rallying the left of his line during the Battle of Yellow Tavern . As three Michigan regiments of Brig . Gen . George Armstrong Custers brigade fell back after an unsuccessful frontal charge , Pvt . John A . Huff , 5th Michigan Cavalry , fired the shot that struck Stuart in the abdomen . Maj . Gen . Fitzhugh Lee assumed command of Stuarts forces , as Stuart was carried by ambulance to Richmond . There , in the home of his brother in law , Dr . Charles Brewer , Stuart died on the evening of 12 May . Department of Historic Resources , 1994

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