Hello Sweetie. Today we will be comparing two Civil War generals from two different sides. Hahaha speaking of sides, your in for a treat sweetie. What? You want to know why I put in a pun? Spoilers. 🙂
James Ewell Brown Stuart or Jeb Stuart was a confederate general in the Civil war. He was born on February 6, 1833(happy early birthday!) in Patrick County, Virginia. He liked to play around and have fun, as shown by his extravagant attire. His personality and his knowledge served well to Lee. When his home state Virginia seceded, he joined the confederate army. After a few successful missions, he became a promoted major general. He fought in many battles, such as: The Battle Of Gettysburg, The Battle Of Chancellorsville and The Batlle Of Bull Run. His last battle was The Battle At Yellow Tavern. While on horse back, Stuart encouraged his men. He was shot down from his horse and his last words are believed to be, “I am resigned, God’s will be done”. He died May 12, 1864 in Richmond, Virginia.
Ambrose Burnside was a union general in the Civil War. He was born May 23, 1824 in Liberty, Indiana. In addition to serving in The Civil War, he was a politician, a inventor and a railroad specialist. He served during the Mexican-American War as well as the Civil War. He was appointed to colonel in 1861. He served in many battles and earned the rank major general eventually. After the war in 1874, he became a Rhode Island senator and was reelected in 1880. Unfortunately he was unable to serve his full second term because he died in 1881. His hair on the side of his face became known as sideburns, as a variation of his name: Burnside.
So! These two were both generals in the Civil War. They both made the rank of Major General. They both had a fun way to them. And they both fought in the Battle Of Bull Run and the Battle Of Fredericksburg. They both were very good generals. Even though they were on different sides, I bet they’d make a heck of a team.
And so sweetie, I hope you liked my little essay on these two fine men and I hope you got my little pun. Go ahead, scroll up to the beginning and read the introduction again. Now do you get it? No? Well then sweetie, you’ll have to spend a little more time on this post than you thought. Have fun sweetie. 😀