• The Kitchen Cabin, Smokehouse and Tobacco Barn in the Distance

    Booker T Washington

    National Monument Virginia

Event Details

  • 06/07/2014

    Location: Visitor Center Time: 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free! Contact Name: Park Ranger Contact Phone Number: 540-721-2094

 News of the Yankee raid in the Shenandoah Valley as it surged toward Liberty (now Bedford, VA) quickly reached Franklin County in June 1864. Elizabeth Burroughs, a slave-holding widow and tobacco farmer near Hales Ford, feared for her family, directly in the path of Union General David Hunter. Jane, an enslaved mother of three, wondered if they might be set free. Listen to the stories of Hunter's Raid as told by Living History presenters.