Valley Of The Shadow Analysis

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Instructions: Each of you must type 10 detailed letters about either Augusta County, Virginia, or Franklin County, Pennsylvania and how life there changed from 1860 to 1865. Your source will be the website titled “Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the Civil War” at You may also find it easily by googling “Valley of the Shadow.” Each letter is worth 10 points out of a total 100 points, and you should put all your letters into one word document, so that you send me only one attachment. Double-space each letter, leave generous margins and you should e-mail it to me as a word document attachment at You should also cut and paste your paper into the body of…show more content…
Franklin County, on the other hand, declined significantly as a percentage of the Pennsylvania population between 1840 and 1860. • This graph demonstrates the relative population increases throughout the nation, which remained steady in the decades before 1860. • This table shows the correlations among some geographical and economic variables for Augusta and Franklin. Weak correlations between slaveholding and the other variables reveal that neither wealth nor slaveholding bore a strong relationship to geographic variables. • Both Franklin and Augusta residences were clustered around social institutions. Franklin had more schools in closer proximity to residences. • On a per capita basis Augusta had more major and minor roads than Franklin. On a per square mile basis Franklin was more densely networked in major roads, but Augusta was more densely networked in minor roads. • U. S. Census aggregate figures listed just one town other than Staunton in Augusta County. That town, Waynesboro, was smaller in aggregate population than sixteen towns in Franklin County, where at least nine towns were more than double its…show more content…
The Augusta newspapers relied heavily on Richmond for news stories. Other southern cities papers, such as the Charleston Mercury for example, supplied only a handful of stories to these editors. In the case of Charleston, Staunton's Whig editor reprinted just six stories and Chambersburg's editors also picked up six stories total. CHURHES in AUGUSTA County The first churches founded in Augusta county were Presbyterian: Stone Church (or Augusta), Tinkling Spring, Hebron (or Brown's Meeting House), Rock Spring, and Bethel. Mossy Creek was organized in 1767. Staunton's Presbyterians were initially affiliated with Tinkling Spring or Hebron, as were those in Waynesboro. In 1818 Presbyterian Church was erected in Staunton; one was built in Waynesboro in 1847. Later Presbyterian churches in the county included Union (1817), Shemariah (1832), Mt. Carmel (1835), Mt. Horeb (1857) and Lock Willow, built in Churchville in 1866. The Associate Reformed or "Seceder" Presbyterians had their own church, Old

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