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Loyalty & The Battle of Kernstown

Loyal – unswerving in allegiance[i] The battle of Kernstown, fought on March 23, 1862, resulted in a Confederate retreat under the cover of darkness and a scored victory for the Union in the Shenandoah Valley. “Stonewall” Jackson’s gamble to regain … Continue reading

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The Women of Winchester (part 3): Emma Riley Macon

We are happy to welcome back guest author Virginia Bensen.  Part three in a series. In the last article we discussed how the Unionist women reacted to the Confederate occupation during the first year of the Civil War.  The discussion … Continue reading

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