Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Letters & Diaries


Trotter Family (1868, 1871)

The Trotter family lived in Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia. Archibald D. Trotter served as the Augusta County surveyor before the war. After the war, he worked as a mail contractor. Two members of his household, James H. and James I. Trotter found employment in the stage office.

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Trotter Household

In these two letters to their uncle, James H. and Kate Trotter discuss family matters, including the funeral of an uncle and an illness in the family.