About the Author
Alexandria: 1861-1865, by Charles A. Mills and Andrew L. Mills, is a compilation of rare Civil War-era photographs from the Library of Congress and the private collections of Alexandria's William Francis Smith and Mollie Somerville. Smith began collecting photographs as a boy and specialized in 19th-century views. Somerville was secretary to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Charles A. Mills is the author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Echoes of Manassas and Treasure Legends of the Civil War. Andrew L. Mills is a history teacher and host of the cable TV show Virginia Time Travel.