By Richard L. Armstrong & Marion O. Smith
Hardcover, 197 pages
“They Also Served” is a history of the Confederate Niter & Mining Bureau District 4 1/2, based in Staunton, VA. The book lists a roster of men who worked in producing Niter and at the Iron Furnaces.
The writers, Richard L. Armstrong and Marion O. Smith, have spent years digging through the surviving records of the Confederate States of America to tell their story, and to make others aware of the history of this little-known aspect of the Civil War.