Unionists and the Civil War Experience in the Shenandoah Valley, Volume II: Greenmount, Edom and Linville, 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.
“This second volume in the Southern Claims Commission project brings to light long forgotten but very real conflicts of loyalty which divided southern communities during the Civil War. The unionist sympathies of the Brethren, Mennonites and others were a significant part of this turmoil. These detailed accounts by families of their wartime experiences embody the people’s history at its best.” – Samuel L. Horst, historian and author of Mennonites in the Confederacy and other published works on the Civil War period.
Hardback, 2004. 721 pages with appendix and index.