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Known as “Old Baldy” to his friends, Ewell’s beard and head form a series of peaks and ridges similar to those of the battle lines at Gettysburg.

Richard Ewell fought fiercely under Stonewall Jackson in the Valley Campaign and lost a leg in the aftermath of Second Bull Run. Following a lengthy recuperation, he was elevated to command of the Second Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Ewell’s most controversial blunder came at Gettysburg where he failed to act on Lee’s orders to take Cemetery Hill “if practicable.”