This drawing by Frank
Vizetelly appeared in the "Illustrated London News" in 1862 and depicts
Sam Sweeney (Joel's brother seated in tent) playing the banjo at General
Stuart's Headquarters at "The Bower."
"The Bower" is the ancestral family home
of the Dandridge family, and was where Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
and several hundred of his cavalry camped and entertained in
Kirsten Lee, a
descendant of one of the three sons of Colonel Adam Dandridge,
"Jeb Stuart" and a Sweeney Banjo at
"The Bower," Jefferson County, WV.
John S. Peterson,
musician and the author of "Horse Soldier banjo: Riding a Raid to
Antietam and the Dandridge Bower"
North & South,