Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
Established in 1893, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the quarterly journal of the Virginia Historical Society, publishes essays, edited primary documents, and book reviews on Virginia history and related topics.
Volume 121 / Number 2
"Crystallized into Solid Reality": How Mason Locke "Parson" Weems Shaped George Washington's Boyhood Home
- Philip Levy, pp. 106–45
Reconstructing the Old Dominion: Lewis F. Powell, Stuart T. Saunders, and the Virginia Industrialization Group, 1958–65
- Charles H. Ford and Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, pp. 146–72
COVER: Born in Southampton County, George Henry Thomas (1816–1870) served as a career officer in the U.S. Army. When the Civil War broke out, Thomas honored his loyalty to the country over that to his home state. He subsequently rose to prominence as a Union general in the western theater of the war, where he earned the nickname the "Rock of Chickamauga." A review of Brian Steel Wills's biography of Thomas begins on page 188. The ceremonial sword presented by the citizens of Southampton County to Thomas for gallantry in the Seminole and Mexican wars is in the collection of the Virginia Historical Society. (Library of Congress)
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