50th Anniversary Edition of Green Mount Book Review

The 50th Anniversary Edition of Green Mount: A Virginia Plantation Family During the Civil War will be reviewed by Ms. Tere Pistole at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the King and Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum. The original book, edited by county resident Miss Betsy Fleet and Mr. John D. P. Puller, was first published in 1962. It has become a primary resource for county history of the period, principally consisting of teenager Benny Fleet’s personal journal, supplemented by Dr. Benjamin Fleet family correspondence, and illustrated with drawings by Mr. Sidney E. King.

The new edition expands the book using extensive research by Ms. Pistole, including added text from Benny Fleet’s diary, additional photographs of people and places in the book, a period map, and more details surrounding Benny’s death. She will provide an overview of the original book and discuss the added material. Emphasis will be placed on the mysteries left unsolved in the original book and the research that provided the answers.

Copies of Green Mount are on sale in the Museum shop now, and will be available on the day of the presentation.

The Tavern Museum is located at 146 Court House Landing Road, King and Queen Court House, VA.  The Tavern is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday (as well as from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday).  Visitors are encouraged to come early to view the exhibits.  Refreshments will be served after Ms. Pistole speaks.