May 11, 1864: Jeb Stuart to Braxton Bragg

This dispatch was written from Ashland, several miles north of Yellow Tavern, where Stuart would be fatally wounded later that day.

AMs 532-14 Jeb Stuart to Braxton Bragg


Military Dispatch

Hd. Qrs. Ashland

May 11th 6 ½ o’clock A.M. 1864

To Gen’l Bragg No 1.


The enemy reached the point just before us but were promptly whipped out after a sharp fight by Col. Mumford (Fitz Lee’s advance) killing & capturing quite a number. Gen Gordon is in the immediate rear of the enemy. I intersect the road the enemy is marching at Yellow Tavern (Head of the Turnpike 6 miles of Richmond). My men & horses though tired hungry & jaded are all right.

Most Respy

JEB Stuart


Citation: Jeb Stuart (1833-1864), autograph letter signed to Braxton Bragg. Ashland, Va., 11 May 1864. AMs 532/14

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