The book Stonewall's Gold by Robert J. Mirazek added a new dimension to my knowledge of Jackson and of the place that has been my home since I was 15. This book is actually based on documents found in the basement of the Rockingham County Court House. The narrator Jamie Lockhart lives in Port Republic. Jamie learns a secret concerning a Union gold shipment that many people on both sides of the conflict would kill to keep hidden.
Awards and Honors:
- Winner of the Civil War Society's Seal of Approval
- Winner of the Michael Shaara Award for Civil War Fiction
If you enjoy reading about the Civil War and places you know, you might also like With Every Drop of Blood by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The narrator of this book lives on the mountain just east of Elkton, Virginia.
You might also like Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells which takes place near Clarke County, Virginia.