Bookstore

Choose from a variety of fascinating publications on the history of Waterford for all American history students, researchers, genealogists, and readers. These books maybe ordered online.

Between Reb & Yank by Taylor M. Chamberlin and John M. Souders. A fascinating account of the men who fought and the civilians caught between the two armies, of neighbors raising partisan outfits to oppose each other, of families split by conflicting loyalties, of prosperous farmers ruined by the conscription of their sons and confiscation of their crops, and of Quakers forced to search their consciences whether to fight, flee, or turn the other cheek. Read more here. Index available for download on page.

The Burning Cow Question edited and annotated by John M. Souders. Two decades of town government in Waterford are distilled into this entertaining book, omitting much of the repetitive bureaucratic prose of the minutes themselves. Read more here. Index available for download on page.

Crossing The Line by Taylor M. Chamberlin and James D. Peshek. Gleaned from the pages of a Civil War customs ledger, this book provides the first detailed account of the struggle of loyal Unionists to reestablish their personal and commercial links to the North. Read more here.

Made In Waterford by W. Brown Morton III and Dr. Fred D. Johnson, Jr. This booklet accompanied a 1994 exhibition of the furniture of chair and cabinet makers John Mount, William T. Mount and Lewis N. Hough, who worked in Waterford. Read more here.

Nineteenth Century Loudoun County, Virginia, Chair Manufacturing is filled with photographs, drawings and charts that illustrate the surprising diversity and undeniable skill of local chair manufacturers. Read more here. Index available for download on page.

Pocket Guide to Waterford’s Civil War provides a concise history of the war that placed Quaker Waterford at the flaming edge of national strife 150 years ago. Read more here.

A Rock in a Weary Land, A Shelter in a Time of Storm by Bronwen C. Souders and John M. Souders. This book tells the story of the African-American experience in Waterford, Virginia, from their arrival in the mid-1700s to their gradual exodus in the latter half of the 20th century. Read more here. Index available for download on page.

To Talk Is Treason Edited by John E. Divine, Bronwen C. Souders, and John M. Souders. This fascinating account of Waterford’s Quakers during the Civil War came from a box of old letters and journals. Read more here. Index available for download on page.

The Waterford News Introduced and annotated by Taylor M. Chamberlin, Bronwen C. Souders & John M. Souders. Collected here for the first time are all eight issues of the long-lost Waterford News, an underground Union newspaper published by three Quaker maidens in Confederate Virginia. Read more here.

Waterford, Virginia: Preserving Our Heritage  with photos by James Hanna. During one beautiful week in May of 2009, photographer Jim Hanna wandered through the National Historic Landmark District of Waterford, Virginia, photographing its historic buildings, gardens, and landscapes. Bits of history about this Quaker village founded in 1733, its people, its structures, and the 70-year history of its preservation accompany each lush image. Read more here.

When Waterford and I Were Young By John Divine with Bronwen and John Souders. Beloved Northern Virginia historian John Divine looks back affectionately at the village of his youth. His roots extend back six generations; his co-authors completed what the late historian began, adding historical context and rounding out his anecdotes. Read more here. Index available for download on page.

Where Did They Stand? By Taylor M. Chamberlin. In the tumultuous early months of 1861, citizens of Loudoun County, Virginia, faced a fateful choice. Should they join their fellow Southerners who had already seceded from the United States, or remain loyal to the Union whose capital lay barely 25 miles to the southeast? Read more here. TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK