The McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia

I started my living history studies and adventures in 2012 with a group called Georgia Relief Association; I learned so much from the wonderful folks and enjoyed working with them. In 2014, with Civil War research projects focusing on the conflict and people of Virginia, I needed to streamline my studying and decided to start “The McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia” as a new civilian living history scenario.

The McGuire Home Winchester Virginia Civil War Living History

Yes, the McGuire’s were a real family. No, I am no related to them (unfortunately). It is an honor to portray members of the family. Through the family’s letters I’ve learned about their courage, faith, and unselfish actions. While the McGuire men served in the Confederate military as doctors, blockade runner, cavalry officer, and infantryman, the four McGuire ladies survived 48 occupations of the town by enemy forces. Their history inspires me to live an unselfish life, trying to make a difference in my own community, state, and nation.

Please use these links to other pages or posts within Gazette665 to learn more:


The McGuire Family and War Story

War’s End: Remembering a Cavalry Captain (Captain H. McGuire)

An Elusive Doctor At Gettysburg (Dr. Hunter McGuire)

Thomas J. Jackson’s Values

1861: “Like A Stonewall” (General Jackson at First Manasass/Bull Run)

“Stonewall” Jackson’s Photograph

Jackson’s Little Sorrel

1861: “Directions About Home”

The Shenandoah Valley (1864 emphasis)

The Valley Campaign of 1864

The Burning of the Valley (1864)

Ethics & The Burning of the Valley (1864)

Valley of the Shadow (Civilian Experience 1864)


Up-Coming Events

What’s a Living Historian?

Why Virginia?

Interpreting History (Inspirational)

“Christmas in Winchester, Virginia” (2015 Fundraiser)

“Tea & Mystery in Winchester, Virginia” (2014 Fundraiser)

“The McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia” at Moorpark 2014

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  4. Margaret Seiler says:

    Hi. You realize there are McGuire descendants still living in Richmond and around the world, right? I’m one of them.

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