Links to other works I've written

The link below takes you to where you can purchase my first book, "No Backward Step: A Guide to Grant's Campaign in Virginia"

Buy "No Backward Step"

For those who enjoy touring Battlefields, below are links to 'mini tours' I have written.....

Madison County, Virginia Civil War Sites

The Army of the Potomac in Stafford County, Virginia

Links that explore The O & A and Railroads further

Board of Public Works - For those wishing to conduct their own research, the Board of Public Works Files in the Virginia Library contain much material on the early O & A.

Bridge Basics - A Spotter's Guide to Bridge Design - A nice site with examples of different types of bridge design.

C&O Piedmont Sub - Excellent site on the railroad that was formerly called the Virginia Central. O & A Trains connected with the line at Gordonsville and ran on it's tracks south to Charlottesville.

Central Virginia Railfan - Basic site covering Virginia's railroads.

Confederate Railroads - Excellent site on Confederate Railroads 1861-1865. Has a section on the Orange & Alexandria detailing Locomotive names, names of company officers and other info....check it out!

Fairfax Station- Home page for the Fairfax Station Museum.

Haupt's Bridge Theory Book - On-line copy of Herman Haupt's Bridge Building book.

Map of the O and A RR - Purchase your own map of the O & A Here!

Piedmont Railroaders - Railfan group in Warrenton.

Poplar Hill - Home page for the estate in Maryland where John S. Barbour Jr., President of the O & A is buried, as well as Henry Daingerfield who served on the Board of Directors and owned the property where Springfield Station was built.

Railroad Collection Virginia Tech - Surviving records of the O & A reside here. Part of the Southern Railway Collection.

Railroad Extra - Lots of 19th Century railroading material here.

Railroad Maps Collection- The Library of Congress railroad map collection.

Civil War Maps Collection - The Library of Congress Civil War map collection. Alot of good maps of areas near the railroad.

Official Records - The War Of The Rebellion: A Compilation Of The
Official Records Of The Union And Confederate Armies.

Records of the Quartermaster - The National Archives Records for the US Military Railroads reside here.

W&OD R.R. - The Washington and Old Dominion was the successor line to the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire. This site has info on that earlier line.

The Southerner homepage - Info on the Southern Railway.

Historic Clifton - Interesting site on the town that began as "Devereux Station".