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  • Battle of Gettysburg: why J.E.B. Stuart ends up in Carlisle (Video-This is good)

    11/30/2018 10:36:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | Steve Knott - Army War College
    Video LinkThis guy gives a great presentation.
  • Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    06/19/2018 6:09:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | By Madison Park
    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School. Members of the school's community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree. Last year, a school board in Mississippi dropped the name Jefferson Davis, for the president of the Confederacy, in favor of naming an elementary school...
  • May 11 in military history: JEB Stuart mortally wounded, and the Pacific War's Audie Murphy

    05/11/2018 6:38:27 AM PDT · by fugazi · 21 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    [...] 1863: During the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is shot by a dismounted Union cavalry trooper north of Richmond, Va. "The greatest cavalry officer ever foaled in America" is mortally wounded and will die the next day. [...] 1927: A young air mail pilot named Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh touches down at St. Louis' Lambert Field after a 14-hour flight from San Diego to pick up the custom-built Ryan NYP that will hopefully carry the U.S. Air Service Reserve Corps aviator across the Atlantic Ocean. The race to perform the first nonstop Transatlantic flight has...
  • Fairfax Co. [VA] pleads for money to help fund J.E.B. Stuart $1M name change

    11/03/2017 4:13:16 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 3, 2017 5:10 am | Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Fairfax County Public Schools, the largest public school system in the D.C. region, is asking for financial donations to help cover the substantial costs associated with renaming J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Following a vote to rename the school last week, county officials set up a website, asking people to send in money. So far, the effort has generated more than $8,000. Officials said any donations will help with name-change expenses, which otherwise would need to be covered entirely by county taxpayers. The full cost of changing the school’s name is expected to be somewhere...
  • Today in U.S. military history: J.E.B. Stuart and the 7th Infantry Division invades Alaska

    05/11/2017 7:48:30 AM PDT · by fugazi · 31 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 11, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1846: Three days after Gen. Zachary Taylor’s forces defeat the Mexican Army in the Battle of Palo Alto, Pres. James K. Polk tells Congress: “Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon American soil.” The Mexican-American War – already underway – is formally declared within two days. 1863: During the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Condederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is shot by a dismounted Union cavalry trooper north of Richmond, Va. “The greatest cavalry officer ever foaled in America” is mortally wounded and will die the next day. 1943: 3,000...
  • Julianne Moore vs. J.E.B Stuart

    08/02/2016 8:59:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Oh, those evil Johnny Rebs… Liberals love to bash the Confederacy. It’s easy to pick on men who are dead and who can’t defend themselves. The destruction of Confederate history and Southern military heroes has become a virtual blood sport for Democrats, tantamount to their endless sociopathic harassment of Mr. Trump. In the latest bit of PC madness in the country, Hollywood actress Julianne Moore’s ridiculous quest to rename her alma mater, J.E.B. Stuart High School, in Falls Church, Virginia, took on a new life this week. According to an article in the Fairfax Times: One of the most pressing...
  • Julianne Moore: rename my high school

    08/25/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Brandon Griggs
    The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
  • The Great Road: The Story of Frederick Road

    01/22/2012 10:17:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Montgomery Village Patch ^ | January 22, 2012 | Susan Soderberg
    Traveled by Native Americans, presidents, generals, gypsies and families seeking a new life in the west, “The Great Road,” known today as Frederick Road or Route 355, provided a path for both the adventurer and the entrepreneur. As the main route northwest from Georgetown, the last port on the Potomac River, it was heavily traveled from the mid 18th century until it was replaced by Interstate 270 in the 1960s. It began as an Indian trail leading from the Piscataway settlement at the mouth of Rock Creek to the great “Conestoga,” a trail that included footpaths and waterways (what we...
  • Was Nathan Bedford Forrest the Best Confederate Cavalry Leader in the West?

    12/09/2007 8:55:00 PM PST · by indcons · 560 replies · 4,955+ views
    Military History Online ^ | 12/09/2007 | Laurence Freiheit
    Had the Civil War not occurred when it did allowing Nathan Bedford Forrest to serve as a cavalry officer, we very likely would not be studying or even reading about him today. Of course the same could be said about Ulysses S. Grant and many other notable Civil War commanders. What separates Forrest from other successful general officers are his accomplishments despite his almost total lack of education or military background and his impoverished upbringing. His rise from private to lieutenant general was clearly earned, not gained through political influence or social standing. His military success are due to virtually...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers JEB Stuart, Last Stand of the Last Knight(5/7-12/1864)-Aug. 8th, 2005

    08/07/2005 9:55:41 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 60 replies · 1,572+ views
    Civil War Times Magazine | June 2004 | Edward G. Longacre
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • This Day In History | Civil War June 12, 1862 J.E.B. Stuart rides around the Union army

    06/12/2005 7:22:11 AM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 4 replies · 289+ views
    historychannel.com ^ | 6/12/05 | historychannel.com
    This Day In History | Civil War June 12 1862 J.E.B. Stuart rides around the Union army Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart begins his ride around the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular campaign, after being sent on a reconnaissance of Union positions by Robert E. Lee. Four days later, Stuart had circled the entire Yankee force, 105,000 strong, and provided Lee with crucial information. General George McClellan spent the spring of 1862 preparing the Union army for a campaign against Richmond up the James Peninsula. By late May, McClellan had inched up the James with relatively light fighting. But...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Battle of Yellow Tavern (5/11/1864) - Jan. 19th, 2005

    01/18/2005 10:40:50 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 95 replies · 2,189+ views
    Civil War Times | November 1966 | William W. Hassler
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • A Day (two days) in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.11-12.05

    01/12/2005 2:44:24 PM PST · by GretchenM · 447 replies · 6,993+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov, reuters ^ | Wednesday January 12, 2005 | GretchenM
    Tuesday: The president talked about Social Security reform, laying more groundwork for understanding among the citizenry and their Congressional representatives. Bush nominated Judge Michael Chertoff to replace Tom Ridge, outgoing Homeland Security director. President Bush granted The Washington Times an extensive and exclusive interview: Bush: 'I don't see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord' Today: President Bush spoke at J.E.B Stuart High School in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, VA, to promote his second-term education agenda under the No Child Left Behind law. Inaugural dress and gowns info found here! I get my wish...
  • Why Did JEB Stuart Fire Two Cannon Shots on July 3, 1863?

    09/10/2004 3:46:54 AM PDT · by carton253 · 125 replies · 2,366+ views
    9/10/04 | carton253
    That is just one of many questions that remain unanswered from the Battle of Gettysburg. First the novel, Killer Angels, then the movie, Gettysburg, has currently painted a distorted picture of Lee’s real strategy, as has many of the books written on this subject. The standard story they all tell is one that has General Ewell failing to take Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill the evening of July 1st. On July 2nd, General Lee then attacked both flanks of the Union Army. Ewell again attacking Culp’s Hill, and General Longstreet attacking the Round Tops. When those attacks failed, General Lee...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart - Apr. 5th, 2003

    04/04/2003 11:59:36 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 58 replies · 3,835+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • Happy Birth day James "Jeb" Stuart

    02/06/2003 9:56:23 AM PST · by Valin · 35 replies · 697+ views
    James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864) Known as "Jeb," Stuart was probably the most famous cavalryman of the Civil War. A Virginia-born West Pointer (1854), Stuart was already a veteran of Indian fighting on the plains and of Bleeding Kansas when, as a first lieutenant in the 1st Cavalry, he carried orders for Robert E. Lee to proceed to Harpers Ferry to crush John Brown's raid. Stuart, volunteering as aide-de-camp, went along and read the ultimatum to Brown before the assault in which he distinguished himself. Promoted to captain on April 22, 1961, Stuart resigned on May 14, 1861, having arrived...