Flora: Mrs. J.E.B. Stuart

Brenda A. Ayres, Liberty University

Document Type Conference Presentation

The paper was presented at the 14th Annual Civil War Seminar, March 27, 2010, Liberty University.


This is the story of the Confederate General JEB Stuart through the eyes of his wife, Flora Stuart. Flora wore mourning for the last sixty years of her life after the death of her husband at Yellow Tavern in 1864. She devoted the rest of her life to commemorating the gallantry, Christian faith, and sacrifice of one of the most colorful and controversial cavalry officers during the Civil War.