Thursday, June 23, 2011

The American Civil War & Jefferson County, E. & W. Virginia Tales From a Debatable Land 1858-1866


The American Civil War & Jefferson County, E. & W. Virginia Tales From a Debatable Land 1858-1866
From the Website:
A chronological re-telling through videos, podcasts, text and images of the incredible but true stories of one of the most war-torn, politically fought over places in the Civil War – Jefferson County, Virginia, (then “dragged-kicking” into – West Virginia) – where John Brown raids, is tried and hanged – the place of a hundred armed conflicts – starved-out farms – the escaping, fighting, spying and loyal enslaved – a freed, black man owns four farms in 1860 – countless home-hospitals for the wounded from the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg, (called “the bloodiest day in American history”) – Col. John Singleton Mosby’s Greenback Raid – where Gen. Phil Sheridan’s devastation of the Shenandoah Valley is launched; much of the Washington family living here.
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