Early days in Culpeper County, VA, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 131 page booklet, printed on 8.5" x 11" opaque white 60# paper, with parchtex card stock covers. The front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The spiral-bound booklet is comprised of excerpts from Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia, compiled and published by Raleigh Travers Green in Culpeper in 1900. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties include: Boston, Brandy Station, Culpeper (County Seat), Elkwood, Jeffersonton, Lignum, Mitchells, Raccoon Ford, Rapidan, Reva, Richardsville, Rixeyville, Stevensburg, and Winston This booklet will enlighten the historian, delight the genealogist, and entertain the Civil War or Revolutionary War buff. Here are two excerpts from the introductory chapter: The corps (minutemen in the Revolutionary War) were dressed in green hunting shirts with the words "Libery or Death" in large letters on their bosoms. A wag on seeing this, remarked it was too severe for him; but that he was willing to enlist if the words were altered to "Liberty or Be Crippled." Jno. Gillison ... was struck ... by a musket ball; the surgeon examined the wound ... and then, lifting up his hands, exclaimed "Oh captain! It is a noble wound, right in the middle of the forehead, and no harm done!" Some of the various subjects include: The Culpeper of Today (1900, that is) with names of many noted residents; The Culpeper Minute Men including a brief excerpt from a Revolutionary War Journal, an incident in the life of Gen. Mercer, The Civil War Roll of the Culpeper Minute Men and the Roll of 1898; Culpeper in the Civil War, including a Roster of the Little Fork Rangers, Companies C and E, Seventh Virginia Infantry, Company B, Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, and a long list of other veterans with their regiments and brief records; Civil War Engagements in Culpeper County, involving General John Pope and "Stonewall" Jackson; the Battle of Cedar Run; the Battle of Brandy Station; the Brandy Rifles; Company B, 6th Virginia Cavalry; the Baptists of Culpeper (written by Rev. E.W. Winfrey and H.C. Burrows); Notes for Genealogists, an alphabetical listing of names with spouses, children, etc.; Alphabetical Marriage records from 1781 to 1825; a census of pensioners from the Revolutionary War as published in 1841; Culpeper's 1765 protest against the Stamp Act, signed by justices of the peace; and a first hand account by Judge D.A. Grimsley on Culpeper as a Battle Ground.
Culpeper County, VA
Sources: A History of Culpeper County Virginia
Authors: Claude Lindsay Yowell
Original Publication Year: 1900
Original Publisher: Raleigh Travers Green
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