Memories from a Gun Battery

Memories from a Gun Battery

Walking into the pink house on Pine Avenue, the first thing Byrd Rawlings’ visitors see is a 90 mm artillery shell filled with colorful umbrellas. The 86-year-old retired Army captain sits in a comfortable chair, happy to reminisce about days gone by and quick to tell...
The Stonewall Brigade Band

The Stonewall Brigade Band

The Stonewall Brigade Band was created prior to the Civil War, over a hundred and fifty years ago.  It is now a community band that calls Staunton, Virginia home and is the oldest continuous community band in the nation. In 1854, David W. Drake organized a musical...
The German School

The German School

Ruth Swortzel Porter shares with us the history of the German School just outside of Waynesboro in Augusta County.  She is a descendant of the Hildebrands and her article is wonderfully researched. On July 25th 1823, seven leaders of the Mennonite community around...