Civil War guide, center aid tourism

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When the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Association distributed its new tourist guide “Shenandoah at War” last spring, officials at the organization crossed their fingers for a positive response.

To their surprise, the response was greater than expected, especially after the guide got some exposure in a Richmond Times-Dispatch story.

“We were inundated,” said Elizabeth Stern, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s associate director for policy and communications, of the telephone requests that came pouring into her office. “We couldn’t get an outside line for days.”

“Shenandoah at War” provides a comprehensive story of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Valley Campaign. It features 15 battlefields between McDowell and Win

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