The tranquil and beautiful place known as Laurel Hill, is nestled beneath the Blue Ridge mountains of south- west Virginia in Patrick County. In the words of General JEB Stuart in a letter to his brother William Alexander in 1863 I would give anything to make a pilgrimage to the old place and when the war is over quietly spend the rest of my days there. Tragically, on May 12th, 1864 his dream of returning to Laurel Hill ended with his death as a result of the wound he received during the engagement at Yellow Tavern the previous day. Visiting the his birthplace allows you a glimpse into the famous Civil War General known as JEB Stuart.