Peggy’s War


Karl Rhodes This is the story of Peggy, a Mennonite lady living close to the Harrisonburg, VA area during the Civil War. It was the scene of much fighting, and Virginia was one of the states that seceded from the Union. During this time, Peggy, and her husband Henry’s house was used as a station where Mennonite or Dunker boys could hide as they made their way to an area where they would be safe from the danger of conscription. The climax of the story comes when the Union decided to devastate the valley by burning it. She pled with the soldiers, and finally, considering she was a widow, they did not burn her house or barn.


Youth to Adult


Pages: 290