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    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,
  • New! Young Adult Novel Set in the Black Community of Waterford’s Post-Civil War Past   By Bronwen Curtis Souders It’s 1880 and young Leven Thomson discovers startling facts about his close-knit family and community. Why did his mother value a dirty old braided rug so much? What had happened to her brother? Who was the mysterious Dr. Haskins and did he really have supernatural powers? Who was the furtive man in the woods? What did Emancipation Day really stand for? In a year full of transformative events—from house fires, death and childbirth, illness, a hostile farm foreman, old and new friendships, learning in the one-room segregated schoolhouse, and celebrating freedom--Leven learns the truth about life before the Civil War and experiences the strength of his African-American community.   “… through a young person’s eyes …we discover how family choices, made out of fear and from a place of love, during the enslavement period, affected the generations that followed. a wonderful story of individual, family and community perseverance.” — Donna Bohanon, Chair, Black History Committee Friends of Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia Paperback, 6 x 9, 148 pages with b/w illustrations Click here to view a preview of the Thinkin' Rug featuring author Bronwen Souders! 
  • 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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