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I’m reviewing two history books…because Pastors also need a break!

Recollections Reminiscences of Old Appomattox County


George T. Peers. Recollections and Reminiscences of Old Appomattox County and its People.  Lynchburg, Virginia: Schroeder Publications, March 24th, 2015. 40 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Most people have heard of Appomattox in the context of the American Civil War since this is where the surrender of General Robert E. Lee was signed.  But what other information do we have about this town before and during the Civil War?  This is a first person account by George T. Peers, one of the town’s oldest citizen who have served the community as a sheriff duty and as a long time County clerk for over forty years.  He lived from 1830 to 1908, covering a relevant time period and while he wrote this when he was older I was surprised at how sharp his memory was with reference to names and dates given in this work.


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