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army officer

Richard Stoddert Ewell, American army officer. Served in battles of Verz Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, Molena del Ray, Chapultepec during Mexican War, 1846-1848.

Background

Ewell, Richard Stoddert was born on February 8, 1817 in Georgetown, District of Columbia. Son of Doctor Thomas and Elizabeth (Stoddert) Ewell.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1840.

Career

Served in battles of Verz Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, Molena del Ray, Chapultepec during Mexican War, 1846-1848. Commissioned captain, 1849. Participated in Gila and Pinal Apache expeditions, 1857-1859.

Commissioned colonel Confederate Army, brigadier general, 1861, commanded div. in Battle of Blackburn’s Ford, promoted major general, 1861. Served under General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, 1862, in battles of Fort Royal, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Bull Run. Commissioned Lieutenant general, 1863, led 2d Corps at capture of Winchester, battles of Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsville Courthouse, 1864.

Given command defenses of Richmond. Considered one of the great Confederate gens.

Membership

Served in battles of Verz Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, Molena del Ray, Chapultepec during Mexican War, 1846-1848.

Connections

Married Leczinska Campbell, 1865.

father:
Doctor Thomas Ewell

mother:
Elizabeth (Stoddert) Ewell

spouse:
Leczinska Campbell