The Valley of the Shadow

Brooks Family

Before the war, the Brooks brothers of Waynesboro, Virginia--Charles, William, Andrew, and Moffett--studied at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. When the war began, they joined the Liberty Hall Volunteers, a company that consisted primarily of other students. The members of the Liberty Hall Volunteers were incorporated into the 4th Virginia Infantry, a regiment of the Stonewall Brigade. Three of the Brooks brothers died in service, William in 1861, Moffett in 1862, and Andrew in 1863. Only Charles lived to witness the end of the war.

The following links provide access to the most likely matches for the Brooks family in the Valley of the Shadow databases.

Charles Brooks: 1860 Census | 1860 Slaveowner Census | 1870 Census
Military Records: Charles Brooks | William Brooks

Part 2: The War Years

Return to the War Years Personal Papers

Franklin County Personal Papers: Eve of War | War Years | Aftermath
Augusta County Personal Papers: Eve of War | War Years | Aftermath

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