John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is focused on the colonial and early national periods of American history.� We have the standard texts on Williamsburg during the Civil War but not a comprehensive collection on the conflict in general.� A few documents from the period of the war are scattered in our manuscript collections.� One item of note is a transcription of a manuscript written by David E. Cronin, a provost marshal with the Union forces that occupied Williamsburg from 1862 to 1865.� The document contains background information on Confederate defenses and the Battle of Williamsburg (May 1862), but it is mainly an account of Williamsburg under occupation.� Included are Cronin's impressions when he revisited Williamsburg in 1901.