Tag Archives: Winchester Virginia

Stop Here! Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

Heading to Winchester, Virginia to look for a little history or enjoy a weekend getaway? As you wander the historic downtown district in this city about seventy-five west of Washington D.C., you’ll see the old courthouse building which dates back … Continue reading

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Stop Here! Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters

While I love the colonial and early American history found in Winchester, Virginia, I learned about this town through Civil War studies. The first time I remember reading about Winchester was in a children’s biography of “Stonewall” Jackson, and in … Continue reading

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Stop Here! Abram’s Delight – Historic Home Museum

Last week we talked about early colonial history sites to tour in Winchester, Virginia. You just might need to plan longer than a day to explore this wonderful town, located about 75 miles west of Washington D.C. in the pristine … Continue reading

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1863: “The Sight Of The Stars & Stripes Were Very Cheering”

December 8, 1863 Weather still cold, tho’ it has moderated a little. President Lincoln yesterday issued a proclamation recommending that all loyal persons should assemble at their place of worship & render especial homage and gratitude to Almighty God for … Continue reading

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1863: “There Are Rumors Of French Intervention”

(Second post and final post of the day!) Friday night [August 14, 1863] Now that we are leading so quiet a life I feel that even my dearest friends would not care to read a record of such a dull … Continue reading

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1863: “How Completely Milroy Is Circumvented…”

Thursday night [March 5, 1863] I forgot to write last night; I was so busy getting my accounts right &c. &c. After prayer meeting I went to the Sutlers, & had a very successful time at Davis; he and Manning … Continue reading

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