In Their Own Words
Personal accounts of events in history provide us with unique details and poignant insights. They give the reader a brief chance to view these events through the eyes of those who witnessed our past.
Read on, and see through the eyes of those who were there.
Click here to read President Abraham Lincoln's letter to General Philip Sheridan about the Army of the Shenandoah's victory at Cedar Creek.
15th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, Reunion Flyer from October 19, 1880
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database
Looking for more information on soldiers or sailors from the Civil War? The National Park Service has an extensive database is available at its Civil War Soldiers and Sailors website.
Did You Know?
U.S. 11 and I-81 follow the paths of much earlier highways? The Great Wagon Road dates from colonial times and was used by people traveling from Philadelphia to settle the backcountry of Virginia and the Carolinas. Parts of the route in Virginia follow an even older path, the Warriors' Road.