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Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872

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Personal name headingEwell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872
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Variant(s)Ewell, R. S. (Richard Stoddert), 1817-1872
See alsoFamily: Ewell (Family : Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872)
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Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeBolivar County (Miss.)
LocatedMaury County (Tenn.)
Birth date1817-02-07
Death date1872-01-25
AffiliationConfederate States of America. Army
Profession or occupationGenerals
Found inMartin, S.J. The road to glory, c1991: t.p. (Confederate General Richard S. Ewell) p. 3, etc. (Richard Stoddert Ewell; b. 2/7/1817; d. 1872)
Casdorph, Paul D. Confederate general R.S. Ewell, 2004: CIP t.p. (R.S. Ewell)
Finding aid for Polk, Brown, and Ewell family papers, via UNC University Libraries WWW site, May 18, 2020 (Polk family members included William Polk (1758-1834) and his son Lucius Junius Polk (1802-1870) of North Carolina and Tennessee; and the related Campbell, Brown, and Ewell families of Tennessee. The collection includes financial papers and correspondence of the Polk family of North Carolina and Tennessee; family correspondence of the Campbell family of Tennessee; and military, financial, business, and family papers of the Brown and Ewell families of Tennessee. Brown and Ewell family papers include those of Lieutenant General Richard Stoddart Ewell and Major George Campbell Brown, consisting of military papers and personal correspondence relating to their service in the Confederate Army, imprisonment at the close of the war, and defense of Ewell's military record (particularly at First Manassas and Gettysburg). Richard Stoddert Ewell (8 February 1817-25 January 1872) was born in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., the son of Dr. Thomas and Elizabeth Stoddert Ewell. He was the cousin of Lizinka Campbell Brown. His brother was Benjamin Stoddert Ewell (10 June 1810-19 June 1894), professor and president of the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Richard Stoddert Ewell graduated from West Point in 1840 and served in the Mexican War. Upon the secession of Virginia from the Union in 1861, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Army and joined the Confederate Army as a brigadier general. He commanded a division under Stonewall Jackson in the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. In August 1862, he lost his leg at Groveton. He returned to command the 2nd Corps on the death of Jackson in May 1863. He was relieved of command in May 1864 due to injury and was appointed to command the defense of Richmond. After the evacuation of the Confederate capital, he fought again with the Army of Northern Virginia until his capture at the Battle of Saylor's Creek in April 1865. He was held as a prisoner of war at Fort Warren in Massachusetts until July 1865. In 1863, he had married his cousin and close friend, Lizinka Campbell Brown. After his release, they returned to her Spring Hill plantation in Maury County, Tenn., where they established a successful farm, along with plantations in Bolivar County, Mississippi)
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