I have just finished writing a 244 page book titled "The Synans of Virginia: The Story of an Irish Family in America." It is being published by Xulon Press. It has an exhaustive genealogy of the descendants of WIlliam Synan who arrived in Petersburg, Virginia in 1812.
The first chapters cover the history of the family in Ireland since 1066. It also has a chapter on "the Synans in the Civil War." It will appear in August. It soon will be listed on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com where it can be ordered.
Vinson Synan, Ph.D.