Thursday, May 27, 2010

Battle of Jack's Shop -- Civil War Tour

Jack's Shop Talk and Tour
Wednesday, July 14th
9:30 a.m.
Bethel Methodist Church pavilion
Rochelle, (Madison County) Virginia

Harold Woodward, Jr., our own Madison County author and Civil War Historian, is presenting a talk and tour of the Civil War Battle named, Jack's Shop. Very little has been written about this momentous event that occurred here, within beautiful Madison County. Mr. Woodward has conducted his own personal research regarding this battle and will share this information on that day.

On Sept. 22, 1863 at Jack's Shop (today known as Rochelle), the Confederate Army (Horse Artillery & Calvary) under the command of J.E.B. Stuart was attacked on three fronts. A gallant but bloody battle followed--as a matter of fact, it was the largest Horse Artillery & Calvary engagement of the Civil Warafter Gettysburg! And it occurred here, in Madison County.