HFFI PUBLICATIONS CELEBRATE FREDERICKSBURG’S HISTORY

The HFFI Publications Committee serves the Fredericksburg community by both informing and educating lovers of history.

Visit our Online Store to purchase our latest book,
Fredericksburg: The Official Guidebook.


Fredericksburg: The Official Guidebook

Endorsed by the City of Fredericksburg, HFFI’s latest publication, Fredericksburg: The Official Guidebook contains narratives on 39 of our area’s most notable historic places, a pull-out map, modern color photographs, and historic images. Perfect for visitors to Fredericksburg or long-time residents, this book is sure to entertain anyone who enjoys Fredericksburg’s historic sites.

The Circle Unbroken: Civil War Letters of the Knox Family of Fredericksburg

In conjunction with the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, HFFI recently produced The Circle Unbroken: Civil War Letters of the Knox Family of Fredericksburg. This rare exchange of Civil War correspondence contains more than 100 transcribed letters written by the members of the Knox family serving in the Confederate army and their loved ones at home during the tumultuous years between 1861 and 1865. Historical context plus notes on the Knox family and a fold-out map are included to help readers truly appreciate this rare collection.

The Journal of Fredericksburg History

HFFI’s Publications Committee is busy compiling the latest issue of The Journal of Fredericksburg History, a collection of local contributions that focus on the history and stories of the Rappahannock Region.

Stay tuned to find out more about its release!


Would you like to be involved with HFFI’s Publication Committee or contribute an article for consideration in our next Journal of Fredericksburg History?  Please contact us at [email protected] or call 540-371-4504 for more information.

We would love to have you!


Articles contained in the HFFI’s series,  The Journal of Fredericksburg History.

Volumes 5–14 of the journals are available online or at the Lewis Store for only $5.00 each.  Volumes 1–4 are only available digitally—please contact HFFI if you are interested in obtaining an article.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania history!

Fredericksburg’s Early Civil War Books and Pamphlets—Volume 1

One of the Greatest Military Feats of the War:Military Milestone at Fredericksburg—Volume 2

The Desert Fox at Chancellorsville? A German Officer’s Interest in the American Civil War—Volume 3

Take a Good Ready and Start Monday Morning: Abraham Lincoln in Fredericksburg, May 1862—Volume 4

Belvoir: The Home of a Spotsylvania County family during the Civil War—Volume 4

Oakley: Renewal of an Historic farm in Spotsylvania County, Virginia—Volume 5

That Sable Hero: African-Americans in the Fredericksburg-Area Battlefields—Volume 7

American Golgotha: The Creation and Early History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery—Volume 9

Drill, Drill, A Little More Drill: The Surfacing of the Soldier Through Smoke of the Civil War—Volume 10

Bio of Peter Goolrich, Mid-19th Century—Volume 12

That Sable Hero: African-Americans in the Fredericksburg-Area Battlefields—Volume 7

Willingness Alone does Not Constitute A Serviceable Organization The Garland Light Infantry, 1881-1895—Volume 7

Some Notes on Slave Traders and 300 Caroline Street—Volume 10

Murder and Magic at the Washington Farm—Volume 11

Bio of Moncure Conway—Volume 12

Slave Architecture in Fredericksburg Area—Volume 12

Martha Stevens: The Woman Behind the Legend—Volume 2

Anne Wilson Rowe: An Interview through Historic Fredericksburg, Foundation’s Oral History Project—Volume 5

Let the Truth Guide Your Words: A Letter From Ann Randolph Fitzhugh To Her Daughters—Volume 11

Pine Forest and DeJarnette Family in Spotsylvania County—Volume 12

With Quill From the The Quarters: The Writings of Kate Doggett Boggs—Volume 13

Oakley: Renewal of an Historic farm in Spotsylvania County, Virginia—Volume 5

Early Residential Electrical Wiring: 1106 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia—Volume 5

The Lewis Store- A Restoration Project of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.—Volume 7

First-Class in Every Respect: Commerce, Construction and Conflict on the Fredericksburg Hardware Store Lot—Volume 10

Some Notes on Slave Traders and 300 Caroline Street—Volume 10

From Field to Subdivision: The Evolution of Elmhurst—Volume 10

From Great Virginians to Gloria Swanson: A History of “Smithfield” and the Fredericksburg Country Club—Volume 11

Fitzhugh of Chatham: Wealth, Position, and Obligation in Eighteenth-Century Virginia—Volume 11

Fall Hill—Volume 12

Slave Architecture in Fredericksburg Area—Volume 12

Pine Forest and DeJarnette Family in Spotsylvania County—Volume 12

Carl’s: Fast Food The Old-Fashioned Way—Volume 13

Lands, houses, and slaves: The 1798 Federal Direct Tax in Spotsylvania County—Volume 1

Mutual Assurance Society Insurance Policies: A Means to Study Eighteenth Century Fredericksburg—Volume 3

Drug Dealing in America, Part I: A History of Colonial Medicine Sales in Fredericksburg—Volume 6

George Washington’s Teacher: An Unknown Man—Volume 7

Colonial Fredericksburg and Theatrical Entertainment—Volume 8

A History of the Fredericksburg Jockey Club—Volume 8

Day Laborer Tokens: Meaning and Function at Two Eighteenth Century Plantations—Volume 10

Fitzhugh of Chatham: Wealth, Position, and Obligation in Eighteenth-Century Virginia—Volume 11

Let the Truth Guide Your Words: A Letter From Ann Randolph Fitzhugh To Her Daughters—Volume 11

Murder and Magic at the Washington Farm—Volume 11

Fall Hill—Volume 12

Railroads and Reapers: Agriculture in Spotsylvania County in the Mid-Nineteenth Century—Volume 1

The Falmouth Canal and Its Mills: An Industrial Hostiry[sic]—Volume 2

Willingness Alone does Not Constitute A Serviceable Organization The Garland Light Infantry, 1881-1895—Volume 7

Tonight at Citizens Hall…. Fredericksburg’s Theater on Princess Anne Street—Volume 8

Settling the Hanover Street Corridor…One Subdivision at a Time—Volume 10

A Warm Reception For a Chilly Business: The Sentry Box Ice House—Volume 11

The Swift Run Gap Turnpike—Volume 11

The Mystery of Fredericksburg’s Nineteenth-Century Tunnels—Volume 11

The 1885 Salvation Army Invasion of Fredericksburg, Or Happy Jennie’s Defeat—Volume 11

Bio of Peter Goolrich, Mid-19th Century—Volume 12

Bio of Moncure Conway—Volume 12

Special Operations Training in Fredericksburg, 1942—Volume 2

Prosperity in Hard Times: Fredericksburg During the Great Depression—Volume 5

Early Residential Electrical Wiring: 1106 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia—Volume 5

Anne Wilson Rowe: An Interview through Historic Fredericksburg, Foundation’s Oral History Project—Volume 5

Photographs of Pharmacists and Drugstores in Fredericksburg—Volume 6

Fredericksburg Movie Theatres: From the Opera House to Mr. Pitts—Volume 8

I Would Dance and Dance and Never Sit Down—Volume 8

Day Laborer Tokens: Meaning and Function at Two Eighteenth Century Plantations—Volume 10

From Great Virginians to Gloria Swanson: A History of “Smithfield” and the Fredericksburg Country Club—Volume 11

Carl’s: Fast Food The Old-Fashioned Way—Volume 13

A Positive Force in the Community: The Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board—Volume 13

The Expansion of the U.S . Marine Corps Base at Quantico—Volume 13

With Quill From the The Quarters: The Writings of Kate Doggett Boggs—Volume 13

The Trench Hill Block—Volume 13

All is Not as it Appears: The Changing Landscape of the Masonic Cemetery—Volume 1

The Lost Masonic Cemetery of Fredericksburg—Volume 10

First-Class in Every Respect: Commerce, Construction and Conflict on the Fredericksburg Hardware Store Lot—Volume 10

Drill, Drill, A Little More Drill: The Surfacing of the Soldier Through Smoke of the Civil War—Volume 10

Day Laborer Tokens: Meaning and Function at Two Eighteenth Century Plantations—Volume 10

A Warm Reception For a Chilly Business: The Sentry Box Ice House—Volume 11

Murder and Magic at the Washington Farm—Volume 11

Lemuel W. Houston: An Interview Through Historic Fredericksburg Foundation’s Oral history Project—Volume 3

Warren farmer: An Interview Through Historic Fredericksburg Foundation’s Oral History Project—Volume 4

Anne Wilson Rowe: An Interview through Historic Fredericksburg, Foundation’s Oral History Project—Volume 5

I Would Dance and Dance and Never Sit Down—Volume 8

50 Years of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation—Volume 9

American Golgotha: The Creation and Early History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery—Volume 9

The Mary Washington Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia—Volume 9

Partners in Preservation: HFFI and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center—Volume 9

Buildings Saved in the Early Years of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation—Volume 9

A Positive Force in the Community: The Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board—Volume 13

Fredericksburg’s Early Civil War Books and Pamphlets—Robert K. Krick

All is Not as it Appears: The Changing Landscape of the Masonic Cemetery—Alison Mrozek

Railroads and Reapers: Agriculture in Spotsylvania County in the Mid-Nineteenth Century—Barbara M. Copp

“Lands, houses, and slaves:” The 1798 Federal Direct Tax in Spotsylvania County—Pamela L. Higgins

Fredericksburg Images

“One of the Greatest Military Feats of the War:” Military Milestone at Fredericksburg—Frank A. O’Reilly

The Falmouth Canal and its Mills: An Industrial Hostiry[sic]—John Janney Johnson

Martha Stevens: The Women Behind the Legend—Teri A. Jeske

Kenmore’s Yankees: The Beardsleys in Fredericksburg—Gary Norman; Edgar R. Hon

Special Operations Training in Fredericksburg, 1942—Edgar Prichard

Fredericksburg Images

“The Desert Fox” at Chancellorsville? A German Officer’s Interest in the American Civil War—Eric J. Mink

Embry Dam and a Context for Hydroelectricity in Fredericksburg—Dr. Douglas W. Sanford

Mutual Assurance Society Insurance Policies: A Means to Study Eighteenth Century Fredericksburg—Holly L. Hanney

The Search for A Brother: A Memoir of John E. Curran—Melissa Delcour (Editor)

Lemuel W. Houston: An Interview Through Historic Fredericksburg Foundation’s Oral History Project—Mark C. Jenkins (Interviewer)

Frederickburg Images

Introductory Notes—Erik Nelson (Editor)

The Washington Farm: Its Elusive Deed History Deed History and its Location within the Catlett Patent—Thena S. Jones

Take a Good Ready and Start Monday Morning: Abraham Lincoln in Fredericksburg, May 1862—Elizabeth Getz

Belvoir: The Home of a Spotsylvania County Family during the Civil War—John J. Hennessy

Warren Farmer: An Interview Through the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation’s Oral History Project—Mark C. Jenkins (Interviewer)

Fredericksburg Images

Introductory Notes—Erik Nelson (Editor)

Oakley: Renewal of an Historic Farm in Spotsylvania County, Virginia—Mary Anne Harney Monroe

Prosperity in Hard Times: Fredericksburg During the Great Depression—Eric D. Powel

Early Residential Electrical Wiring: 1106 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia—Bradley L. Hedrick

Anne Wilson Rowe: An Interview through Historic Fredericksburg, Foundation’s Oral History Project—Debra Nidel (Interviewer)

Introductory Notes—Barbara Pratt Willis (Editor)

Drug Dealing in America, Part I: A History of Colonial Medicine Sales in Fredericksburg—John Rector

Drugstores and Pharmacies in Fredericksburg [Appendix]—John Rector

Other Independent Drugstores in the area  [Appendix]—John Rector

Chain Drugstores  [Appendix]—John Rector

Known Pharmacists at Goolrick’s Drugstore  [Appendix]—John Rector

Druggist and Pharmacist  [Appendix]—John Rector

Drugstores of Bowling Green  [Appendix]—John Rector

Drugstores of Spotsylvania County  [Appendix]—John Rector

Drugstores of Tappahannock [Appendix]—John Rector

Drugstores of Colonial Beach [Appendix]—John Rector

Chain Drugstore Managers [Appendix]—John Rector

Other Known Employees [Appendix]—John Rector

Known Dentists [Appendix]—John Rector

Known Physicians [Appendix]—John Rector

Know Midwives  [Appendix]—John Rector

Photographs of Pharmacists and Drugstores in Fredericksburg—John Rector

Introductory Notes—Mark C. Jenkins (Editor)

The Lewis Store- A Restoration Project of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.—Jack D. Warren, Jr.

George Washington’s Teacher: An Unknown Man—Rebecca Campbell Light

That Sable Hero: African-Americans in the Fredericksburg-Area Battlefields—Dr. James K Bryant, II

Willingness Alone does Not Constitute A Serviceable Organization The Garland Light Infantry, 1881-1895—Roger D. Cunningham

Introductory Notes—Thomas G. Hart (Editor)

Colonial Fredericksburg and Threatrical Entertainment—Tom Clark

A History of the Fredericksburg Jockey Club—Paula S. Felder

Tonight at Citizens Hall…. Fredericksburg’s Theater on Princess Anne Street—John J. Hennessy

Fredericksburg Movie Theatres: From the Opera House to Mr. Pitts—Clare Hillary Denk

I Would Dance and Dance and Never Sit Down—Mary Frances Moore Funk

Introductory Notes—Thomas G. Hart (Editor)

50 Years of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation—Laura Moyer

American Golgotha: The Creation and Early History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery—Donald C. Pfanz

The Mary Washington Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia—Betsy Embrey Houston

Partners in Preservation: HFFI and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center—George Van Sant

Buildings Saved in the Early Years of Historic Fredericksburg Foundation—Ellen Makarechian

Foreward—John J. Hennessy

The Lost Masonic Cemetery of Fredericksburg—Jeffrey Garth Edmunds

Settling the Hanover Street Corridor…One Subdivision at a Time—Sean P. Maroney

“First-Class in Every Respect”: Commerce, Construction and Conflict on the Fredericksburg Hardware Store Lot—Kerri S. Barile

Some Notes on Slave Traders and 300 Caroline Street—John J. Hennessy

“Drill, Drill, A Little More Drill”: The Surfacing of the Soldier Through Smoke of the Civil War—Kerry Schamel-Gonzalez

From Field to Subdivision: The Evolution of Elmhurst—Heather Dollins

Day Laborer Tokens: Meaning and Function at Two Eighteenth Century Plantations—Anita Dodd

Index

Foreward—Loretta Lettner

From Great Virginians to Gloria Swanson: A History of “Smithfield” and the Fredericksburg Country Club—Deborah Walters Pederson

A Warm Reception For a Chilly Business: The Sentry Box Ice House—Kerri S. Barile; Sean P. Maroney

Fitzhugh of Chatham: Wealth, Position, and Obligation in Eighteenth-Century Virginia—John J. Hennessy

Let the Truth Guide Your Words: A Letter From Ann Randolph Fitzhugh To Her Daughters—Ken Newman; Scott Walker (Transcribers/Editors)

The Swift Run Gap Turnpike—William J. Shorter

The Mystery of Fredericksburg’s Nineteenth-Century Tunnels—Cynthia D. Helton

The 1885 Salvation Army Invasion of Fredericksburg, Or Happy Jennie’s Defeat—Jeffrey Garth Edmunds

Murder and Magic at the Washington Farm—Dave Muraca

Foreward—G. Scott Walker

Bio of Peter Goolrich, Mid-19th Century—John J. Hennessy

Fall Hill—Deborah Walters Pederson

Bio of Moncure Conway—Albert Conner

Slave Architecture in Fredericksburg Area—Dr. Douglas W. Sanford

Pine Forest and DeJarnette Family in Spotsylvania County—Loretta Lettner

History of the Presbyterian Church Lot on George Street—Larry Mann

Index

Foreward—G. Scott Walker

Carl’s: Fast Food The Old-Fashioned Way—Susan E. Smead; Marc C. Wagner

A Positive Force in the Community: The Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board—Erik Nelson

The Expansion of the U.S . Marine Corps Base at Quantico—Jerrilynn Eby MacGregor

With Quill From the The Quarters: The Writings of Kate Doggett Boggs—Kerri S. Barile

The Trench Hill Block—William J. Shorter

Index

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