History Books

They Called Stafford Home: The Development of Stafford County, Virginia, from 1600 until 1865

By Jerrilyn Eby

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The author gives a history of the county's regions, featuring the events and personalities that contributed to Stafford's beginnings and antebellum period.
Includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.
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Stafford County

By De'Onne C. Scott

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Fascinating photos of people and places from Stafford's past.
Part of the Images of America series.

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Stafford County in the Civil War

By Homer D. Musselman

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Stafford County was occupied territory for much of the Civil War whilst battles were fought in nearby areas. The war had a tremendous impact on the economy of the county and historic sites remain to help tell the tale.
Includes black and white illustrations, an index, and a roster of troops from Stafford County.

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Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

By George C. Rable

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Rable offers a detailed history of the Fredericksburg campaign and shows how the horrific carnage (with 13,000 casualties on the Union side and 5,000 Confederate casualties) haunted military and civilian survivors on both sides.
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War So Terrible: A Popular History of the Battle of Fredericksburg

By Donald C. Pflanz

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Local Park Ranger Don Pfanz gives a history of the battle. Includes maps.

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The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock

By Francis Augustín O'Reilly

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The battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862 involved hundreds of thousands of men; produced staggering, unequal casualties (13,000 Federal soldiers compared to 4,500 Confederates); ruined the career of Ambrose E. Burnside; embarrassed Abraham Lincoln; and distinguished Robert E. Lee as one of the greatest military strategists of his era. Francis Augustin O'Reilly draws upon his intimate knowledge of the battlegrounds to discuss the unprecedented nature of Fredericksburg's warfare. Lauded for its vivid description, trenchant analysis, and meticulous research, his award-winning book makes for compulsive reading.
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The Royal Griffin: Frederick Prince of Wales

By John Walters

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A complete biography of Frederick, for whom Fredericksburg was named.

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Royal Gardens

By Roy Strong

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Lovely photographs enhance this ode to British royal families' fascination with gardening. An entire chapter is devoted to the Prince Frederick and his wife's development of the gardens at Kew.

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The New Cambridge Modern History: VII. The Old Regime 1713 - 63.

By J. O. Lindsay

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A political, military, and diplomatic history of the period with a special emphasis on international trade, technological progress and colonization, and European domination.

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