Soldier Had Famous Kin

CONFEDERATE DEAD: The Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery has 3,553 Confederate soldiers buried there, including six generals: Seth Barton, Dabney Maury, Abner Perrin, Daniel Ruggles, Henry Sibley and Carter Stevenson. The identities of 2,184 are unknown.

J.E.B. Stuart’s second cousin, Oscar Stuart, who was killed at Fredericksburg in 1863, gets a new marker in Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery thanks to a descendant.

By Scott Boyd
The Free Lance-Star

OSCAR EWING STUART died in action in a Civil War battle, just like his famous second cousin Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. While his renowned cousin has a large monument marking his grave in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, the name on Oscar’s grave is barely legible.

That all changed after one of Oscar Stuart’s descendants visited Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, where his ancestor was buried. Seeing the headstone inscription worn away by more than a century of wear, Wayne Craig of Decatur, Ala., decided to get a new marker for Stuart’s grave.

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