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Image of Newspaper article titled "General Early Was a Rebel 'Til He Died" - 2009.1.140

Newspaper article titled "General Early Was a Rebel 'Til He Died" - 2009.1.140

In this article written by Goodridge Wilson it is revealed that due to miscommunication General Jubal Early actually never surrendered. Includes details of Early's military life. Source unnamed but presumed to be Roanoke Times due to writer.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Breckinridge--A Soldier and Statesman" - 2009.1.141

Newspaper article titled "Breckinridge--A Soldier and Statesman" - 2009.1.141

Biography of John Cabell Breckinridge 1821 - 1875, written by Goodridge Wilson. Source unnamed but presumed to be Roanoke Times due to writer.

Image of "Fincastle Rifles" - 2009.1.386

"Fincastle Rifles" - 2009.1.386

"Fincastle Rifles" published by Historic Fincastle, Inc. May be purchased at the Botetourt County Historical Museum. This publication gives an insight into the lives of those brave men from the Fincastle area who served with the Fincastle Rifles during the War Between the States. The story of the Fincastle Rifles was written as a series of articles appearing in the Fincastle Herald beginning July, 1891.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Attorneys Have to Visit Fincastle to See Craig County Deed Book "A" - 2009.1.440

Newspaper article titled "Attorneys Have to Visit Fincastle to See Craig County Deed Book "A" - 2009.1.440

An account of the Yankee destruction in the Craig County Courthouse during the Civil War that resulted in Craig County Deed Book A records being available only as copies in the Botetourt County Courthouse in Fincastle. Article by Ozzie Worley.

Image of Notes from Court Order Book 1857-1867 - 2009.1.441

Notes from Court Order Book 1857-1867 - 2009.1.441

Transcript of hand written notes from Court Order Book 1857-1867 containing a list of slaves and slave owners, arrests, court charges, court orders, petitions to be exempted from military duty, events that followed the end of the Civil War, election results, and court cases.

Image of Events of Importance to Fincastle History - 2009.1.578

Events of Importance to Fincastle History - 2009.1.578

Timelines of significant events titled "Events and Observations from County Court Record, Botetourt County 1839-1867 (Vol. 1 -4)” and "Events and Observations from Common Law Record" 1857-1903 (Vol. 6-9)" by Robert E. Harshbarger, Daleville VA, February 2000. Includes events related to Civil War activities in the County and to slavery as well as numerous events of importance to Fincastle history.

Image of "The Brizendine Cabin" - 2009.1.549

"The Brizendine Cabin" - 2009.1.549

History of the Brizendine Cabin. No source or author.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Strong-Willed Botetourt Minister Firm During Civil War" - 2009.1.274

Newspaper article titled "Strong-Willed Botetourt Minister Firm During Civil War" - 2009.1.274

Article about B. F. Moomaw's opposition to the Civil War, Fincastle Herald, May 7, 1970 written by Dorothy Humbert.