The Perfect Gift(s) from William Connery
Do you live in Northern Virginia or would like to know more about the Region during the War Between the States/Civil War? The History Press has published my books, Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 and Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia, as part of their Civil War Sesquicentennial Series. They are available online at Amazon, the History Press, and Barnes& Noble. For a total charge of $27.00 each or two for $50.00 (cash or check), I can personally autograph and Priority Mail the book to the person of your choice. Please send all correspondence to (5777 Westchester Street, Alexandria, VA 22310).

From May 1861 until March 1862, Northern Virginia was the front line of this most contentious War in our History. Many First and Important Events happened in the area. This includes the only City occupied throughout the War; the First Union and Confederate Officers killed; the First Aerial Recon; the Birth of the Confederate Battle Flag; and Jefferson Davis visit to discuss military objectives. I was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for my 1861 book. Col. John Mosby patrolled this area on behalf of the local citizens. He lived another 50 years after the War, becoming a friend of General Grant and mentor to a young George S. Patton.
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