Hidden History of Northern Virginia

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A collection of hidden tales that explore George Washington's home base of Northern Virginia. Had General George Washington lived anywhere other than Mount Vernon, Virginia, Washington, D.C., might not exist. In this exciting collection of hidden tales from Northern Virginia, author Charles Mills highlights the important role that this region played in our nation's history from colonial to modern times. Read about the Rebel blockade of the Potomac River, the imprisonment of German POWs at super-secret Fort Hunt during World War II and the building of the Pentagon on the same site and in the same configuration as Civil War, era Fort Runyon. Meet Annandale's "bunny man," who inspired one of the country's wildest and scariest urban legends; learn about the slaves in Alexandria's notorious slave pens; and witness suffragists being dragged from the White House lawn and imprisoned in the Occoquan workhouse. Mills masterfully relates these and other colorful tales of the people and events that left their imprints on Northern Virginia and the nation.
ISBN: 9781596298316
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Hidden History
Images: 32
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Chuck Mills has a passion for history. He has roamed the world researching historical topics and is delighted to have lived most of his life in Northern Virginia, one of the most historic regions in the country. He now lives on the banks of the Potomac River, on land once owned by George Washington. Chuck is a graduate of Penn State University and has advanced degrees from Penn State and George Washington University. He recently completed a master's degree in American history at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Chuck is a member of the Alexandria Historical Society, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Manassas Museum and has acted as a docent at the Carlyle House Historic Park in Alexandria. He is the author of numerous books, including Alexandria 1861, 1865, Echoes of Manassas and Treasure Legends of the Civil War. Chuck has also written numerous newspaper and magazine articles on historical subjects. He is the producer and co-host of Virginia Time Travel, a history television show that airs to some two million viewers in Northern Virginia. When not writing or doing historical research, Chuck can be found kayaking on the Potomac River.
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