The Civil War in Fairfax County
Civilians and Soldiers

By Charles V. Mauro

In The Civil War in Fairfax County: Civilians and Soldiers, Charles Mauro has given voice to the heretofore silent majority of the participants in the Civil War: the civilians. This overdue study examines the full spectrum of men, women, slaves and freedman who lived in Fairfax County, Virginia during this chaotic, violent period.  Drawn from the files of the Southern Claims Commission, Mauro recounts the stories the civilians told the Commission after the war to document their losses, lives, and living conditions.

The Civil War in Fairfax County contains stories of the devastation that both armies brought upon the civilians and their property, as well as the daily strife caused by a war that pitted neighbor against neighbor and family members against themselves.  It gives an important, fascinating, and unprecedented look into the everyday lives of the civilians who lived through the most tumultuous four years in American history, in a county that was occupied by both the Confederate and Union Armies virtually throughout the entire Civil War.

155 pages 34 illustrations

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