Belle Grove was occupied by Union troops several times during the Civil War. During the house’s occupation by General Sigel, Colonel Strother wrote this in a letter: ". . . in the attic were found barrels of old papers illuminating the history of the family, neighborhood, and times of Lord Fairfax. There were some autograph papers, receipts, and business letters of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, besides many other names famous in their day. As the house was occupied by a poor family of tenants, our officers helped themselves to these literary mementos." If this is true, we wish we could recover even a copy of these papers. This recent story about Charles City gives us hope! http://m.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/charles-city/article_146d2991-c9aa-506a-9d50-8cc8ff8eb69c.html?mode=jqm

Charles City records stolen by Union soldier during Civil War , now returned

Charles City County records that were taken by a Union soldier during the Civil War have been returned, …read more

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Photo - Coming this weekend--Art in the Barn featuring 46 area artists. It opens with a preview party on Friday, August 5 (7-9:30) that includes a reception, live music from Five of a Kind Bluegrass Band, and the art for sale by silent auction. Tickets are $25 and available at www.bellegrove.org, Belle Grove’s Museum Shop, or by calling 540-869-2028. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!

Coming this weekend–Art in the Barn featuring 46 area artists. It opens with a preview party on Friday, August 5 (7-9:30) that includes a reception, live music from Five of …read more

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