Civil War Section

Updated November 18, 2005

What role did the Eastern Shore of Virginia find for itself in the Great Unpleasantness? Federal troops occupied various areas to prevent Shore support from reaching across the Bay. Those troops also placed themselves in strategic positions to prevent Maryland from slipping away from the Union. We find men, black and white, of the Shore and supplies contributing to the Southern effort. We also find them contributing to the Union.

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"Pungoteague to Petersburg" Volume I , II, and III,

by Alton Brooks Parker Barnes.
    Volume I - "Eastern Shore Militiamen Before The Civil War 1776 - 1858"
    Volume II - "Eastern Shore Soldiers The Civil War 1858 - 1865"
    Volume III - "Muster Rolls & Soldiers' Records" & Index to Volumes I & II.

Presented on Ghotes with permission from Virginia Barnes Widgen.


Eastern Shore of Virginia Register of Loyal Volunteers
(Civil War Era)

Contributed by Jeanne Abrams Polries

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