Unionists and the Civil War Experience in the Shenandoah Valley, Volume IV: Broadway, Cherry Grove, Singers Glen, Timberville and Surrounding Area, 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.
“Those who concentrate on studying battles and strategies often overlook the social and religious issues which confronted the average citizen during the conflict. The Unionists books bring the personal travails to the forefront for all of us to examine. Through the testimony of witnesses in the Southern Claims Commission cases, we can gain profound insight into the sacrifices made by those who continued to support the Union while living among a Secessionist majority.” – Dale MacAllister, President, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.
Hardback, 2007. 1090 pages with appendix and index.