1863 – Life in the Shenandoah Valley


Compiled & written By:   Elsie Renalds Newcomer  &  Janet Renalds Ramsey

340 pages

Biographical Index, Military Index, Genealogical Index, Bibliography, End Notes




     This book, commemorating the third year of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, is the third in the series of  “Life in the Shenandoah Valley”.  Journals, letters and news articles portray a vivid view of life in New Market, Virginia and the Valley during the third year of the unnecessary Civil War. Military campaigns, casualties, and camp life cross paths with civilian life when children, cattle and corn are sacrificed for the Confederate cause. Discover how the Henkel, Coiner, and Miller families were involved in the war when life was interrupted by the invasion of yankees.

     On page 128 & 129 we gain an insight into General Milroy’s occupation of Winchester, Virginia. Dated June 18, 1863 we read: “Instead of coming up the Valley to fight the men they stopped in Winchester and fought the women and children.”

     These titles, 1861, 1862 & 1863 are priceless as first person accounts. The mill journals are now in the possession of the Library of Virginia. All of Dr. Caspar Hinkle’s letters are in the possession of the National Library of Medicine.

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Weight 1.28 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 1 × 9 in


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