Unionists and the Civil War Experience in the Shenandoah Valley, Volume V: Goods Mill, Leroy, McGaheysville, Port Republic, Roadside, and Harrisonburg Areas, 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 preservation and publishing of the proceedings of the Southern Claims Commissioner in the Southern Shenandoah Valley is a labor of love. The insight into valley civilians and Anabaptists in particular, reveal the personal conflicts and the effects of this civil war. These books are historical treasures and are references to a wide range of interests.” – Irvin E. Hess, Chairman, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
Hardback, 2009. 1122 pages with appendix and index.