1. James Ewell Stuart
James Ewell Stuart or J.E.B Stuart is a US army officer from the Conference States Army and Virginia when the civil war is still active. He was born in February 6, 1833 and died in May 2, 1864. The term “JEB” originated from the initials of his name. Cavalry commander was given to him due to his mastery of investigation and with the help of cavalry on the offensive operations.
He was born in Laurel Hill Farm. This is a plantation in the county of Patrick, Virginia and it is close to North Carolina. He was a Scots-Irish and Scottish American citizen. His family is composed of 13 members. He was the 8th child and the youngest son. Major Alexander Stuart was his grandfather. His grandfather highly praised a troop in the Battle of the Guilford Court House during the America Revolutionary war. Archibald Stuart was his father and he was a veteran of the 1812 War. His father was also a democratic politician, slaveholder, and an attorney who showed the county of Patrick in Virginia General Assembly and in other houses.
James studied at home with the help of his tutors and his mother until he reached the age of 12. After that, he left his town and he was taught by some teachers in Wytheville located in Virginia. He was also taught by his aunt named Anne and her husband Judge James Ewell Brown who lived in Danville. At the age of 15, he started to study at Emory and Henry College. He actually studied in this school from 1848 up to 1850.
As the time goes by, he suffered from gonorrhea which is not so common in the early times. But, this information was kept privately to avoid several comments from the people around him. Until he died, this news was forgotten and ignored by a lot of people because they don’t know the truth about it.
2. Frederick the Great
Fredrick was a German and a King of Prussia in 1740 until 1768 during the Hohenzollern Dynasty. He was born in January 24, 1712 and he died in August 17, 1786. A lot of people knew him due to his military victories, original techniques, drills and reorganization in Prussian armies. His last successful fight in the entire wars last for about 7 years. Due to his victories, many people called him Frederick the Great.
His father was Frederick William and his mother was Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. His spouse was Elisabeth Christine who lived in Brunswick Bevern. His spouse was living in the House of Hohenzollern which is one of the biggest houses in the ancient times. While he was doing his job, he actually suffered from a health condition that gave him a lot of severe symptoms. This health issue that he experienced was gonorrhea. A lot of people were shocked to know this fact but this king and people did not spread it. Instead, they keep it in private. They actually do it to avoid some negative speculations from their enemies.