|JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust News|
|The JEB Stuart
Birthplace Trust held its last bi-monthly meeting of 2013 on November
Officers are as follows: Shirley Keene, President, Ronnie Hayes, Vice
President, Shelby Puckett, Secretary, Brian Jessup, Treasurer, and Tom
Bishop, Publicity and Media Relations.
The Birthplace Trust hosted a tour of Laurel Hill for Patrick County
young professionals on December 11, 2013. The group was led by Tim
Collins, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
Tour guides for Laurel Hill were Shelby Puckett, Ronnie Haynes, and Tom
On December 18, Shirley Keene and Tom Bishop visited Yellow Tavern,
battle site near Richmond, VA, where Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart was
mortally wounded on May 11, 1864. While there they were given a tour by
Robert Krick, Jr. of the National Park Service and Mary Sands
Satterwhite, Guest Curator of the Meadow Farm Museum. On hand for this
was retired Lt. Col. J. E. B. Stuart, IV, Henry Kidd, Civil War Artist
and Re-enactor, Vicky Stevens of the Henrico County Historical Society
and retired professor Dr. Jean Maurice
Duke. While there, discussions were conducted concerning the planned
commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Gen. Stuart
called "Clash At The Gates of Richmond."
The Birthplace Trust is planning a JEB Stuart birthday party on February
8, at Granny's Attic antique mall in Stuart, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. There
will be a live WHEO radio remote and
free birthday cake and lemonade. The Birthplace has a vendor spot in
the store with many Civil War books, prints, children's books and toys,
T-shirt, hats, coffee mugs, and many more items to sale. This event is
free and open to the public. Granny's Attic is located at 301 South
Main Street, Stuart.
The Annual Civil War Encampment and Living History will be held on
October 4 and 5, 2014 at Laurel Hill, Ararat,VA, Gen. Stuart's
To learn more about Laurel Hill and other planned events for 2014, go to
the web site, www.jebstuart.org. Laurel Hill is open to the public
for self-guided tours. Organizations wishing to schedule a group tour
should contact The Birthplace at 276-251-1833.
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