Shenandoah County Library Archives

Shenandoah County Library Digital Archives

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Photographic card bearing an image of a steam locomotive and cars on the Narrow Passage Railroad Trestle located between Edinburg and Woodstock Virginia.

The reverse bears an advertisement for "War Views," images of various Civil War sites in…
Color postcard with a picture of a field on the Cedar Creek Battlefield site.
Postcard showing individuals conducting a reenactment of the Battle of New Market.

The postcard was produced by the Asheville Post Card Company and is undated.
Postcard showing the post struck by a shell during the Battle of New Market,
Postcard showing Shirley Hill on the New Market Battlefield.
Color postcard showing a view of the area around Fishers Hill in northern Shenandoah County. The view is facing west. The Shenandoah River can be seen in the foreground and Fishers Hill is in the mid-ground.

The small unincorporated community of…

Letter send by Shenandoah County resident Christopher Fansler to Mary C. Fansler in August 1863. At the time Christopher, a native of Woodstock VA, was serving in the Confederate Army's 12th Cavalry Regiment and was stationed in Culpeper Virginia.…
Postcard with a picture of the Cedar Creek Battlefield located north of Strasburg Virginia.

Sketch of the Town of Strasburg Virginia and Federal troops dated March 25 1862. It is from an issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Almanac.

The sketch looks south and includes a description of the town and some of its interaction with troops…
Postcard showing a monument that marks the spot where VMI Cadets participated at the Battle of New Market.
Postcard showing the Pennsylvania Monument at the New Market Battlefield. The marker commemorates the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.
Postcard showing the Bushong House located on what is now the New Market Battlefield. The postcard is in color and was produced in 1906 by Henkel & Co., printers in New Market Virginia.
Postcard showing the 62nd Virginia's monument at the Battle of New Market.
Postcard showing a view of the New Market battlefield.
Postcard showing the New Market Battlefield, the town of New Market Virginia, and the Massanutten Mountain

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December 17 (1862)

Shenandoah County

Dear brother I seat my self to drop you a few line to let you no that we are all well at present and hope that when these few lines come to hand they may find you in the Same state of health. They say that…
Detailed map of the First Battle of Kernstown fought in 1862. The words, "The Handley Library", are along the margin.
Unidentified older man, seated next to unidentified older woman. The man is wearing a Southern Cross medal on his lapel indicating he was a Confederate veteran.

Probably a husband and wife.
Portrait of Atwell Frye holding a Confederate flag. He served with the 52 Va. Militia during the Civil War. Mr. Frye was, at one time, the oldest living Confederate soldier in Shenandoah County. He lived in the Pleasant Grove community and had a son…
Postcard showing an aerial view of the Bushong house located on the New Market Battlefield.
Photographic postcard showing "Battlefield Crystal Caverns" in Strasburg Virginia.

In the image Crystal Caverns and several other structures that surrounded it during the first half of the 20th century are visible. These include a museum,…
Postcard showing the memorial stone that marks the spot of Turner Ashby's death during the Civil War. Includes description of Ashby and local battles.
Postcard with a picture of Bank's Fort in Strasburg Virginia. It includes a brief description of the site which was developed by Federal forces under General Nathaniel P. Banks when he occupied the town in 1862.
Postcard showing Shirley's Hill on the New Market Battlefield. Includes a description of the battle.
Postcard showing the Pennsylvania Monument on the New Market Battlefield. The monument is located just north of New Market Virginia and commemorated the 54 Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. The card includes and description of their actions.
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