History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley; Counties of Frederick Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke; Their Early Settlement and Progress of the Present Time....and Biographies of Many of the Representative Citizens
Berryville, Virginia, (1972): Virginia Book Company. Thick Quarto. Item #028207
Facsimile edition from the original 1890 edition. 925 pages, index, illustrated. Perhaps the most complete history of the region with a long and important section on the John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid as well as the rise of Stonewall Jackson. The next chapter (26) deals with Jubal Early and Sheridan's major victory is downplayed while the defeat of Early is dismissed as bad fortune. While these accounts are colored by the traditional view taken by many Southern citizens in the late 19th century, these chapters do give a picture of how the average Virginian in the Lower Shenandoah Valley viewed the history. A very useful history for other key figures with a long section on biography and genealogy. Bound in maroon cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine copy.