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A photo of a Shenandoah Valley Virginian in blue

February 19, 2012 by


No, not in uniform, but I’m just as tickled to get this photo of him in years after… no doubt in his pension days… … and a little closer… … and closer still… This is Henry “Hiram” Meadows, and his wife Ardista D. “Anne” Breeden Meadows. Readers may not be familiar with Henry’s story… so, […]

The mustering of troops in Virginia… revisiting enlistments in the militia

May 18, 2011 by


It’s the middle of May 1861… and Virginians are flocking to units across the state… In some areas of Virginia, the mustering of troops for Virginia units (ultimately assigned to the cause of the Confederacy) began as early as the day the news of secession hit the streets. No doubt, some were quite eager to […]