Lee Reprimands Jeb Stuart at Gettysburg

J.E.B. Stuart was given command of all cavalry forces of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia on the 17th of August, 1862.  A key member of General Robert E. Lee’s high-ranking officer staff, Stuart cut a dashing figure, particularly with the sweeping feather he wore in his hat.

The following year, however, Stuart - by then Lee’s main cavalry officer - did something during the Battle of Gettysburg which greatly upset General Lee. Although there is no first-hand information about the event, Lee's officers talked about the night when Lee gave Stuart a "dressing down."

This clip, from "Gettysburg," introduces us to James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart and recreates the reported encounter between the two men as Lee forcefully reprimands Stuart. 

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Media Credits

Clip from the 1993 film "Gettysburg," based on The Killer Angels (a book by Michael Shaara), online courtesy YouTube.  Copyright, Turner Pictures, all rights reserved.  Provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the film.


Directed by:
Ronald F. Maxwell

Produced by:
Moctesuma Esparza
Robert Katz

Screenplay by:
Ronald F. Maxwell


Martin Sheen - General Robert E. Lee
Tom Berenger - Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Jeff Daniels
- Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
Stephen Lang - Major General George Pickett
Joseph Fuqua - Major General J.E.B. Stuart
George Lazenby
- General Johnston Pettigrew
James Patrick Stuart - Colonel Edward Porter Alexander

Musical Score by:
Randy Edelman


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