Boyhood Adventures of General JEB Stuart, A Civil War Hero describes some of the unwritten tales told by the descendants of neighbors and friends of the Stuart Family. JEB Stuart's family farm, Laurel Hill, is in Patrick County, Virginia, at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. At this beautiful location a young boy can play in the woods and valleys or fish and swim in the mountain streams. This writing also gives a true picture as to how families lived and worked in the southern mountains before the Civil War. One story describes a family Christmas during the 1830's. All the stories contain many adventures that a future General discovered while growing into manhood. The parents of James Ewell Brown taught him morals and values that shaped and followed him his entire life and created a foundation for a man that became an American hero for both the North and the South.