In May 1862 the battle of Williamsburg was fought just outside of the quiet town. Union troops now occupied the city, and throughout the rest of the war, Williamsburg residents, who had enthusiastically supported the Confederacy, were forced to endure the indignities of living under Union military government. Civil War Williamsburg recounts the tragic, comic, and mundane events that made up life in Williamsburg during occupation.
Carson O. Hudson Jr. is a freelance writer and historian who lectures on the Civil War, pirates, and witchcraft for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. His credits include Cry Witch! and the Emmy award-winning Will of the People for Colonial Williamsburg. Published in conjunction with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.