Valley of the Shadow
The War Years
Spring 1861–Spring 1865

Letters & Diaries


Additional Personal Papers Collection (1861-1865)

The additional personal papers collections include the letters and diaries of men and women who wrote about Augusta County or shared experiences with Augusta County individuals. Several of these collections were not written in Augusta and were not written by Augusta residents, but reveal the experiences of many men and women from Augusta County. Most of these collections were written by soldiers who served in regiments with Augusta County men and had similar military experiences. Other collections were written by visitors to Augusta, either soldiers or civilians, who commented upon conditions on the home front.