Cursed in Virginia: Stories of the Damned in the Old Dominion State

Cursed in Virginia: Stories of the Damned in the Old Dominion State

by Mark Nesbitt

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In Cursed in Virginia, Mark Nesbitt recounts tales of genuine maledictions intended to invoke evil and unease across the state the Old Dominion State. The pages will bring to life these stories, letting you decide whether the resulting tragedies were simply bad luck, coincidences…or something far more sinister.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493019564
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Series: Cursed
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mark Nesbitt was a National Park Service Ranger/Historian for five years at Gettysburg before starting his own research and writing company. Since then he has published fourteen books including the national award-winning Ghosts of Gettysburg series. His stories have been seen on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, and numerous regional television shows and heard on Coast to Coast AM, and regional radio. In 1994, he created the commercially successful Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours® and in 2006, the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

1 Jamestown: Blessed or Cursed? 1

2 Yorktown: A Curse for the British in America 11

3 Beautiful, Quaint Williamsburg Cursed? 19

4 The Curse of Piracy and Virginia's Most Famous Pirate 25

5 The Curse of Slavery and Slave Rebellion 31

6 The Curse of Ball's Bluff 49

7 Fredericksburg: Cursed by Location 61

8 Fielding Lewis: Cursed for His Patriotism 65

9 The Rising Sun Tavern 69

10 The Curse of Slavery and "The Chimneys" 75

11 Cursed on Caroline Street, and the White Lady of Chatham 81

12 Fredericksburg Reoccupied by the Enemy 87

13 Smythe's Cottage: The Curse of Conscience 91

14 The Blue Lady: A Cursed Week on Charlotte Street 95

15 St. George's Episcopal Church 99

16 Cursed Crime Scenes: Belle Grove Plantation and Aquia Church 103

17 Chancellorsville: A Cursed Victory 111

18 The Cursed Wilderness 115

19 The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House 133

20 A Curse on the Valley 149

21 The Curse of Judson Kilpatrick and the Dahlgren Raid 159

22 Wilmer McLean: Followed by a Curse 171

23 Robert E. Lee: Cursed Virginian? 183

24 John Wilkes Booth: Cursed in Virginia 211

Bibliography 219

Index 223

About the Author 231

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