No Cause of Offence
A Virginia Family of Union Loyalists Confronts the Civil WarOne family’s incredible Civil War story
Despite the image of a Solid South,” many southerners stayed loyal to the Union during the Civil War and coexisted uneasily with their Confederate neighbors. In Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the Lewises gave no cause of offense” but did not hide their beliefs, made clear to Stonewall Jackson as he made ...
“Lewis Fisher has latched onto a very good story. This book helps paint a modern and more broadly based understanding of what happened in Virginia in the 1860s.”— Richard Lowe, author of Republicans and Reconstruction in Virginia, 1856–70
“No Cause of Offence rescues from obscurity an interesting and important set of Virginia political leaders and shines a needed spotlight on Virginians who remained loyal to the United States during the Civil War and became influential afterward.”— Brent Tarter, founding editor of the Library of Virginias Dictionary of Virginia Biography and cofounder of the Virginia Forum
“Thorough, creative research has uncovered a rich array of evidence of the precarious ordeal of this Shenandoah Valley family of Unionists during the Civil War, making this volume an important contribution to the history of the period.”— Robert K. Krick, author of Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic