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On May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). There are 234 days remaining. Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed Constantinople during a dedication ceremony. 1502 - Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies. 1745 - War of Austrian... May 11th, Events January - March January 21 - Maori Wars: The Tauranga Campaign starts. February 27 - American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia. March 1- Alejandro Mon Menéndez takes office as Prime Minister of Spain March 10 - American Civil War: The Red River Campaign... 1864, Confederate General James Ewell Brown Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was an American soldier from Virginia. He was known to his friends as Jeb. Stuart was a cavalry commander known for his dashing image (red-lined gray cape, hat cocked to the side with a peacock feather, red flower... Jeb Stuart was shot at Yellow Tavern by a Union A marksman (also designated marksman) is a profession which is mostly to be found in military context. He/she is trained to shoot precisely with a certain type of rifle. Some military doctrines use marksmen attached to an infantry squad. In that capacity the marksman takes accurate longer range shots... sharpshooter at a distance of 30 feet (10 m). The incident was little more than a See also the town of Battle, East Sussex, England Generally, a battle is an instance of combat between two or more parties wherein each group will seek to defeat the others. Battles are most often fought during wars. Battles may be small scale, only involving a handful of individuals, perhaps... skirmish between Union and Confederate An army unit consisting of mounted soldiers are commonly known as cavalry. Cavalry fight from the backs of their mounts, which most often are horses or camels. Infantry travelling by horse and fighting on foot are instead known as dragoons. Modern cavalry units are generally not mounted on horseback (save... cavalry, yet it cost For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807–October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces... Robert E. Lee his "eyes", in Lee's own words.


Stuart's death at Yellow Tavern was a crushing loss for the Confederacy and possibly hastened the CSA's downfall. The dashing general was best known for his ride around General McClellan's entire Army of the Potomac in 1862, and also, on a more negative note, for embarking on a senseless raid when General Lee needed him in When used by itself, the term Gettysburg can mean at least two different things in the English language: an American Civil War battle, or the town in which it was fought. Specific uses of the term include: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Battle of Gettysburg Gettysburg College Gettysburg, a 1988 Origins Award-winning... Gettysburg, 1863.


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Battle of Yellow Tavern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (604 words)
The Battle of Yellow Tavern was fought on May 11, 1864, as part of the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War.
The two had fought an inconclusive battle at the Wilderness and were engaged in heavy fighting at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
The two forces met at noon on May 11, 1864, at Yellow Tavern, an abandoned inn located six miles north of Richmond.
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park - Battle of Yellow Tavern (U.S. National Park Service) (1840 words)
Below is the text from a park brochure on the Battle of Yellow Tavern (May 11, 1864) including a summary of the battle, directions to the battlefield from the Fredericksburg area and a suggested tour route.
Yellow Tavern no longer exists, but at the time of the battle it stood somewhere to your right.
Yellow Tavern battlefield has almost completely been destroyed by two interstate highways that intersect on the heart of the battlefield and by urban sprawl.
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