The Botetourt County Historical Society is holding a book signing for its “Botetourt County & The War Between the States” publication during Fincastle Frolic Friday, Aug. 11.
The compilation of articles that appeared in The Fincastle Herald during the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War has been compiled into book form and is available in the Historical Society Museum in Fincastle.
During the evening Frolic, Ed McCoy will be on hand to sign the books sold that evening.
The 102 pages of Botetourt history were written as a series of articles by The Fincastle Herald Editor Edwin L. McCoy between April 2011 and April 2015. McCoy and Montgomery Publishing Co., which owned The Fincastle Herald at the time, agreed to donate the articles to the BCHS to be published as a collection. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the BCHS to be used for educational purposes.
The softbound book includes all the articles and photographs that appeared in the series plus some additional history and photographs of individual soldiers from Botetourt who fought during the Civil War.