The Castle Shannon resident’s book, “Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War,” tells the stories of brothers Francis and Henry Martin through their writings as they served the Union Army.
And as he told the audience during a recent program at Upper St.
He doesn’t want to waste another sheet of paper,” he said about Henry, the younger brother, who enlisted in 1862 and frequently wrote back to his family.
“So he turns the letter sideways and writes directly across what he’s already written.
It is the county seat and largest town in Fauquier County and continues to be its center of commerce.
Mechanicsville, Virginia, attracts homeowners and families who seek good schools, nice weather and overall livability.
Many Mechanicsville residents work and play in Richmond, VA, which is only about 6 miles away.
Both the novice and the Civil War expert will relish this tour of the state's war legacy.
Michael Ballard is University Archivist and Coordinator of the Congressional Collection for Special Collections of the Mississippi State University Libraries.