Unionists and the Civil War Experience in the Shenandoah Valley, Volume 1: Mt. Crawford and Cross Keys, Rockingham County, Virginia
Researched, compiled, and transcribed from “The Southern Claims Commission Records 1871-1880,” The National Archives, Washington, D.C. by Norman R. Wenger and David S. Rodes. Editing and Introduction by Emmert F. Bittinger, Ph.D.
“Without addressing the impact of the war on the civilian population, the story of the Civil War is incomplete and one-dimensional. If we exclude this story, we run the risk of glorifying the war as a stage set with banners flying, bands playing, and troops moving grandly over a sterile landscape.” – John L. Heatwole, Valley historian and author of The Burning.
“The experiences of loyal Brethren and Mennonites and other Unionists of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War present in concentrated form the tensions faced by citizens of the Confederacy in war-time. A useful introduction and meticulous editing provide readers with rich source-documents, valuable for religious, social, and family history.” – Donald F Durnbaugh, historian and editor “The Brethren Encyclopedia” (1983-94).
Hardback, 2003. 733 pages plus references and index.