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Who is JEB Stuart? A Brief Story About JEB Stuart, Native of Patrick County, VA

Written by Shirley Keene and Thomas Bishop
(with excerpts from our web site, Shirley Keene is President of the JEB Stuart Preservation and Bishop is the Media Representative).

James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart was born at Laurel Hill in western Patrick County, Virginia to Archibald and Elizabeth Stuart on February 6, 1833.

Laurel Hill, is the birthplace of Maj. General JEB Stuart, the famous Cavalry leader of The Army of Northern Virginia, in the American Civil War, working under the leadership of General Robert E. Lee. Today, Laurel Hill is a highly visited tourism site in the community of Ararat, Virginia with 1000’s of visitors each year. Laurel Hill was placed on both the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

(See the Entrance Sign at Laurel Hill)

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Laurel Hill is open dawn to dusk for self guided tours of the property.  Office open by appointment.
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Dedication of Equestrian Statue of Major General J. E. B. Stuart, CSA
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Apr 1, 2017
National Civil War Park Clean Up Day
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Oct 7 - Oct 8, 2017
2017 26th Annual Civil War Reenactment and Living History
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Mission Statement of J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Trust, Inc.
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Who is JEB Stuart? A Brief Story About JEB Stuart, Native of Patrick County, VA
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