Participant Info

First Name
Alison
Last Name
Herring
Affiliation
Independent
Website URL
www.alisonherring.com
Keywords
American Civil War, Women, Civilians, Virginia (including Winchester, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Powhatan County, and Brunswick County).
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About Me

I am researching the Civil War letters of a young woman and her sisters, who worked as itinerant teachers in various homes across Virginia.  They had been running a school for girls in Winchester with their parents before the war.  I will publish an account of the family and the history they record.  My research includes the people they encountered, the places they lived, the events they witnessed, and the experiences they had.

I am a CPA in Virginia and have had a 16 year career as an Audit Senior Manager at a Big Four Public Accounting Firm.  My Civil War research and my background as a CPA are uniquely linked.  My 16 years of experience in the tireless pursuit of evidence in an audit practice, my professional skepticism of all evidence, and my attention to details, when combined with my passion for history, have uniquely prepared me for my research of this family and their Civil War experience.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
The Winchester Star reported on my presentation on the Powells and their school in February of 2019. The link to the article is here: https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/speaker-lends-sound-to-unheard-voices-from-civil-war/article_888dd59a-3a7
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Local & Regional, Women