Memory of War
Memoirs, Essays, and Articles, 1860s-1940
This section contains selected memoirs, essays and articles that were published in the years after the Civil War, all of which touch on the war and how it was remembered in Augusta. Some of these were first-hand accounts, written by participants in the war. Others were written by relatives, children, and friends of those who had lived through the war.
Popular Culture in Augusta, 1860s-2006
This section contains images and discussion of how the Civil War was remembered in popular culture in Augusta County. The Stonewall Brigade Band and the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton are the most conspicuous representations of the war that developed in Augusta. These sections give the history of both, and provide context for their development in the county.
Search the Southern Claims Commission Papers
After the end of the war, the United States allowed Southerners who had remained loyal to the Union to petition to be reimbursed for losses they had sustained during the war while supporting the Union. From 1871 to 1879, 137 people from Augusta submitted applications for reimbursement, most of which were denied. This section contains all the surviving petitions and files, in which people from Augusta argued over what had constituted loyalty during the Civil War.
Search the 1890 Veterans’ Census
The 1890 U.S. Veterans Census Database allows users to search for information about veterans and widows from Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, who were living in the two counties in 1890. Users may search by name, residence, rank during the war, regiment, and other criteria.