|Portrait Removed from Stuart Court Room - Response|
|In response to the removal of JEB Stuart's portrait from the Patrick
County Courthouse on August 19, 2015, it is the desire of the JEB Stuart
Preservation Trust that this portrait be displayed at a prominent place
where more people can appreciate this outstanding man and his
There are many references to our favorite son, Maj. Gen. J. E. B.
Stuart, in Patrick County and other parts of Virginia. The Town of
Stuart is named after him and so is JEB Stuart highway running the width
We are proud to stand up for him and honor his history. By purchasing
and maintaining the Stuart farm it is our intent to preserve the history
of Jeb and his family in perpetuity.
Jeb Stuart was born on the Laurel Hill Farm, in, VA on February 6, 1833
and died from a battle wound near Richmond, VA on May 12, 1864.
As citizens of Patrick County, Virginia, many of us have become students
and fans of Gen. Stuart. He is certainly our hero, because of the
leadership and charisma he demonstrated in the Civil War period of
He gives us an example of great Patrick County values, such as
patriotism, leadership, love for his family and pride in his homeland.
He was truly a Virginian.
As a teenager he left Patrick County and went off to school. He
graduated from West Point and became a US Army officer. He was a
military person practically all of his adult life. To my knowledge he
never owned a farm and never owned land in Virginia.
He joined the Army of Northern Virginia at the beginning of the Civil War and served until his death.
We are proud of General Stuart, and delight in talking about him and the historical perspective he brings to us from the 1860's.
Media Representative, JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust.
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