Page One History Publications

The information at this web site is provided and maintained for use and enjoyment of history-oriented travelers by Page One Inc. Here is some information about our printed publications:

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The Guide to Virginia's Civil War

  • Published annually in early spring
  • Available free at most local-regional visitor centers in Virginia, Civil War sites and National Parks.
  • To receive a free copy by mail, call 888-CIVIL WAR or fill out the “Free Information by Mail” form [click here].

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War So Terrible: A Popular History of the Battle of Fredericksburg

  • Published June 2003 in a limited edition of 3,000.
  • Authored by award-winning historian Donald C. Pfanz, this 120-page book offers four maps, more than 100 period images, and 37 chapters on the people and events in Fredericksburg, Va., in December 1862. A great preparation for a visit to Fredericksburg.
  • Available at selected bookstores and by mail order and web order from our Bookstore.

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Lee's Retreat: A History and Field Guide

  • Published in the year 2000 in a limited edition of 6,000.
  • Authored by noted historian Chris Calkins, this 84-page book offers 22 road and battle maps, numerous period and modern images, and more than 100 site listings located by map and mile. An invaluable companion for your tour.
  • Available at selected bookstores and by mail order and web order from our Bookstore.


The Civil War Traveler's Guide to
Civil War Richmond (out of print)

  • This easy-to-use book lists more than 60 Civil War sites in Richmond and the surrounding area, including Virginia Civil War Trails sites.
  • Detailed maps and specific directions locate battlefields, museums, cemeteries, neighborhoods, notable Civil War-era homes, and many more sites in the former Capital of the Confederacy. Numerous historic images and contemporary photographs.
  • First edition, first printing summer 2005, 1,000 copies. 8.5x11 inches, 36 pages, soft cover.
  • E-book planned.

More about Page One

The company is owned and operated by Don and Norma Pierce of Lawrence, Kansas. The text, images and design are copyrighted.

The website and the newspaper are advertiser supported. If you would like to buy advertising, please consult the rate cards and/or call Don Pierce, Richmond, 804-399-5737.

If you would like to buy one of the books, please visit our Civil War Travel Bookstore.