Richard Stoddert Ewell (1817-1872)

A Confederate general, Ewell was born in Georgetown, Washington, DC. In 1861 Ewell accepted a lieutenant colonel's commission in the Confederate army. He was soon promoted to brigadier general. In the spring of 1862, Ewell and General Stonewall Jackson defeated three Federal armies in a series of brilliant maneuvers in the Shenandoah Valley, then joined forces with Lee at Richmond to defeat McClellan. Ewell was promoted to lieutenant general in 1863. But as Stonewall Jackson's successor, he was a disappointment. He required specific directions and could not handle discretionary orders. He failed at Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. Lee relieved him of his command.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES16515
Photographer:
E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.
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1179px
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687px
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