John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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313 First Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Williamsburg City
Phone: (757) 565-8500
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The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is focused on the colonial and early national periods of American history.� We have the standard texts on Williamsburg during the Civil War but not a comprehensive collection on the conflict in general.� A few documents from the period of the war are scattered in our manuscript collections.� One item of note is a transcription of a manuscript written by David E. Cronin, a provost marshal with the Union forces that occupied Williamsburg from 1862 to 1865.� The document contains background information on Confederate defenses and the Battle of Williamsburg (May 1862), but it is mainly an account of Williamsburg under occupation.� Included are Cronin's impressions when he revisited Williamsburg in 1901.

Last Updated: 7/20/2011 3:46 PM
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