Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart
Army Northern Virginia
Confederate States of America
This statue erected by his comrades
and the City of Richmond
[Monument's south side]:
“Tell Gen. Stuart to act on his own judgement and do what he thinks best, I have implicit confidence in him”
Gen. T. J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson in turning over the command of his troops to Gen. Stuart after being wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863
[Monument's west side]:
Born in Patrick County, VA. Feb 6 1833
Died in Richmond, VA. May 12 1864
Aged 31 Years
Mortally wounded in the Battle of Yellow Tavern May 11, 1864
He gave his life for his country and saved this city from capture.
[Monument's north side]:
“His grateful countrymen will mourn his loss and cherish his memory. To his comrades in arms he has left the proud recollection of his deeds and the inspiring influence of his example”
Gen. R. E. Lee, announcing the death of Gen. Stuart to his army – May 20, 1864.
Erected 1907 by his comrades and the City of Richmond.
Location. 37° 33.148′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Richmond College (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Regiment of Virginia Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richmond Howitzers Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hartshorn Memorial College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maggie Lena Walker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. The Stuart monument is the gateway to Monument Avenue, as Franklin Street becomes Monument Avenue here at Lombardy Street.
Regarding Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. Unveiled in May of 1907, the equestrian monument to James Ewell Brown (“Jeb”) Stuart, by sculptor Frederick Moynihan, is in the center of Stuart Circle, at the intersection of Monument Avenue. The equestrian bronze statue is 15 ft. high mounted on a granite pedestal 7½ ft. high. The statue faces north
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the monuments on “America’s Most Beautiful Boulevard.”
Also see . . . James Ewell Brown Stuart. A short biography of the cavalier. (Submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,060 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 10, 11. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.