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Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Major General Jeb Stuart
Major General Jeb Stuart
Born in Carrara, Italy, Lazzerini studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti and in
1852 won 2nd prize for a relief Achille che trascinia il corpo di Patrocio. In 1853, he moved to Rome and began working in his brother-in-law's studio, primarily on public monuments and portrait busts. From 1889-1893, he was the Director of the Academy in Carrara. This portrait bust commemorates James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), probably the most famous cavalryman of the Civil War. A graduate of West Point, Stuart began his cavalry career fighting the Plains
Indians. While leading his cavalry brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, he raised Southern morale by leading his command completely around McClellan's army, once in the Peninsula Campaign and again after the Battle of Antietam. However, a similar feat during the Gettysburg Campaign proved a disaster when he was unavailable to obtain current information on the battle lines for Lee.