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Robert Gould Shaw & the First Battle of Winchester

How did Union troops feel about the First Battle of Winchester and their retreat on May 25, 1862? Lieutenant Robert G. Shaw, then serving with the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry, revealed some details in his post-battle letters and also some valuable … Continue reading

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Liberating Winchester?

On Sunday, May 25, 1862, the Confederate soldiers in General Thomas J. Jackson’s army who had stayed in the ranks through the grueling night march found themselves on the high ground surrounding Winchester, Virginia, and extending toward the east and … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of First Winchester—Now Where is the Battlefield?

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Winchester. Instead of following the format of the last few 150th posts on battles in the Shenandoah Valley, I thought I would try something new for this battle anniversary. The … Continue reading

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