Aaaannnd it's time to get back into the swing of things! The holidays (and all the crazy that comes with the holiday season) are over, and the archives is slipping back into normality as the CCHA schedule settles for the 2020 season.
Today's blog post is brought to you by John Munroe, a Private in Company F of the United States First Regiment of Dragoons.
Little is known of John's background. What we do know can be gleaned from his official discharge letter, pictured below:
This map shows the original 60 lots of Berryville, plus the 1809 Charles Smith/Marshall Addition and the 1879 Rice Smith Addition. This map does not include the section of Berryville N. of the courthouse that was added as part of 'the Boom' in the early 1890s.
Melanie is the current archivist for the Clarke County Historical Association, in Berryville, Virginia. She is a graduate from Shepherd University, where she earned a degree in History.