Barre Ma. Barre Publishers, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; ix, (i), 193, index; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, portraits, views and maps; blue cloth lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Very good / very good. Item #18796
A proud southern town under federal jurisdiction in 1860, Georgetown, DC harbored a dangerous rebel potential. Who were the southern sympathizers? What happened to those who join the confederate army? How did families resolve the agony of split loyalties? What was the town like in 1860 and how was it altered? These and many other questions are answered for the first time in a published work. The author, with nothing but a single, unpublished memoir as a beginning, has searched federal records at the National Archives, city directories, court records, contemporary newspapers, and land records to reconstruct this history from its beginning. Some sources, such as the record of the group involving the Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, never had been studied before.