Gloucester County’s 150th Civil War Commemoration Committee will be hosting representatives from the Library of Virginia from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, to scan local residents’ Civil War-era documents.
The Legacy Project will be set up at Main Street Center, between the Dollar General store and the Gloucester Post Office.
The Library of Virginia is particularly interested in materials created during the period 1859-1867 that reflect social, political, military, business and religious life in Virginia during the period of the Civil War and early Reconstruction.
This is an excellent opportunity to record and document the numerous historical items in the possession of many county residents, a release stated.
A recent trip to Virginia Beach by the Legacy Project netted approximately 10,000 new scanned documents previously unknown to researchers.
Call either the Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism office (693-2355) or the Gloucester Public Library ...
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