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  • Between Reb and Yank: A Civil War History of Northern Loudoun County, Virginia. $52.50 plus $5 shipping. Includes tax.
  • This 270-page book is filled with photographs, drawings and charts that illustrate the surprising diversity and undeniable skill of local chair manufacturers. While the reader will be immediately captivated by the beauty of the objects that are pictured in this volume, it is very much a “hands on” manual, specifically designed to enable owners of local chairs, rockers and other “specialty pieces” to identify what they have and who made them.
  • This booklet provides a concise history of the war that placed Quaker Waterford at the flaming edge of national strife 150 years ago. The booklet includes a map and walking tour of important Civil War sites in the village.
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    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. Though they never numbered more than a couple of hundred at any one time, they experienced in their small world much of the worst, but also the best, that American society has offered
  • Two decades of town government in Waterford are distilled into this entertaining book, omitting much of the repetitive bureaucratic prose of the minutes themselves. To round out and enliven the portrait of the village glimpsed in those pages, John Souders has added background, context and occasional commentary. He has also woven in the recorded memories of residents who experienced these times first hand. Packed into these pages are answers to questions about Waterford, Virginia that, in the gay nineties, one was too polite to ask:
  • NOW AVAILABLE for the first time for Civil War scholars and descendants -- the complete roster of the Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers, carefully compiled by Civil War historian, Lee Stone. Includes a comprehensive account of the formation and military activity of the Rangers in the foreword by Edward W. Spannaus and the introduction by the author, and in the Roster, for each member of the Rangers, their rank, physical description, service record, burial site, and references. 5-1/2 x 11, 96 pages, black and white photos, appendix,
  • A booklet of eight original Civil War era newspaper issues written in Waterford, introduced and annotated by Taylor M. Chamberlin, 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 that had belonged to Mary Frances Dutton Steer – generously donated to the Waterford Foundation by her granddaughter, Miss Phebe Haviland Steer of California. Inside this miraculous box were found Grandmother Mollie Dutton Steer’s wartime letters, and a large volume of other writings of family and friends from the early 19th century to the end of her life. Among those treasures was Rebecca Williams’s poignant diary of the war years.
  • In this his final book, beloved Northern Virginia historian John Divine looks back affectionately at the village of his youth. Waterford, Virginia-now a National Historic Landmark-was a wonderful place for a lively boy growing up in the early 1900s. The town was a yeasty blend of farmers and merchants, blacksmiths and cobblers, freed slaves and Civil War veterans, sober Quakers and village drunks. Young John knew them all and loved their stories. He shares them here-warts and all-with warmth and wit.
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