If your great great great grandpappy was from King and Queen County, Virginia and fought in the Confederate Army, you just might locate him in this 113 page excerpt from King and Queen County, Virginia, by Alfred Bagby, originally published in 1908. But Civil War buffs really don't need a personal connection to K and Q County to enjoy the personal observations from letters, diaries, and memoirs buried in the pages of this booklet. The spiral bound booklet "Civil War Annals of King and Queen County Virginia" is 5.5" x 8.5" and is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Extracts from a citizen's diary add a personal touch to events like Kilpatrick's Raid, the Spears Raid and Dahlgren's Raid -- the famous action in which Colonel Ulric Dahlgren of the Union Army was killed. The roster of county soldiers is to be valued and expected, but how a sample of the daily countersigns used at a couple check points. These bits and pieces, gathered by the author from friends and family members, add a personal touch to the exciting happenings of the times. Here's a sample: "5th (Saturday) -- Last night Capt. Bagby sent for me to come to his house to help guard six prisoners captured by him. Maj. E. F. Cooke, Lieut. Merritt, Lieut. Bartley, Privates Hogan, Williams and Litchen, came to the house of his overseer (McFarland), and asked Mrs. M. to prepare them some supper. She immediately began preparations, but privately dispatched a negro girl to acquaint Capt. B. of their presence...Capt. B. and his son John...seized their pistols, ran down to the overseer's and rushed into the room, presenting their pistols and demanding a surrender. Maj. Cooke hesitated, when Capt. Bagby said, "Surrender, or I will kill you," at the same time presenting his pistol at the major's head. It was indeed a trying moment, -- two men against six, and all heavily armed. The major, with great reluctance, threw down his arms, and the rest followed his example."
King and Queen Civil War, VA
Sources: King and Queen County Virginia / Civil War Annals of King and Queen County Virginia
Authors: Alfred Bagby
Original Publication Year: 1908
Original Publisher: D. Mason and Co.
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