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A History and Guide to Civil War Shepherdstown: Victory and Defeat in West Virginia's Oldest Town

By Nicholas A. Redding

Published by SCHROEDER PUBLICATIONS 2012.  soft cover, 144 pages, 62 photos, maps and illustrations..  ISBN 1-889246-60-3.  Price $14.95

The fine water, magnificent scenery, delightful climate, the courteous and social manners of the people, the old Virginia mode of serving up meals, the quiet, quaint old-fashioned appearance of the town make it one of the most desirable summer resorts in this country.

It is easily reached by rail, but difficult to get away from – not for want of conveyances – but on account of its spell that binds even a traveler to the place. – Shepherdstown Register, 1867.

Shepherdstown’s quaint charm has drawn visitors to its tree-lined streets for hundreds of years.  The town has in fact, been “on the map” for most of American history.  Yet, without a proper guide, the complex story of this place can be difficult to comprehend.  This publication helps fill that void.  This volume is intended for use as both a reference to Shepherdstown’s Civil War history and as a handheld guide for those setting out to tour the town in person.  The book includes a 9-Stop Self Guided Walking Tour; information for visiting Elmwood Cemetery; and a 3-Stop Battle of Shepherdstown Driving Tour with GPS coordinates.  Sidebars with unique Shepherdstown information and stories are interspersed throughout the book.

 

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A History and Guide to Civil War Shepherdstown: Victory and Defeat in West Virginia's Oldest Town

 

$14.95


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