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A Society of Rebels: The Life of Amanda Virginia Edmonds

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Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

10 Ashby Street

Warrenton, VA 20186

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Amanda Edmonds was a young woman when Civil War came to her village of Paris in Fauquier County, Virginia. Paris sat at the crossroads of war: Ashby Gap Turnpike led both Union and Confederate armies past Paris on their way to major battles in Winchester and Gettysburg, while the Warrenton Road took fighting armies South toward Richmond and the lower Confederate States.

Amanda kept an extraordinary war era diary giving readers inside information of her brothers and cousins in Mosby’s 43rd Battalion. From it we learn about living in a Mosby ‘safe house,’ as well as being constantly raided by Union troops. The war’s most famous generals, including Union General McClellan and the Virginia’s own Robert E. Lee lead men past Amanda’s eyes and on to her diary pages.

Join editor of Amanda's Diary, and local historian, Lee Lawrence in a talk about the average lives of Fauquier County affected by this fascinating time period.


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Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

10 Ashby Street

Warrenton, VA 20186

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