Tag Archives: Julia Chase

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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From The Doorstep: Winchester Women Record Evacuation & Occupation, Part 1

It is a truth (mostly) universally acknowledged that if you want the long version of a story, ask a woman. I say this not as criticism, but rather as praise Civil War women and their primary sources. After recording the … Continue reading

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“Our Men Did Not Flinch”: United States Colored Troops and the Shenandoah Valley

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Jonathan Noyalas On Sunday, April 3, 1864, troops from the 19th United States Colored Troops (USCT) marched west toward Winchester, Virginia, on the Berryville Pike. The regiment, largely recruited from Maryland’s Eastern … Continue reading

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Women of Winchester (part 4): Anticipation and Anxiety, The First Union Occupation, March 1862

Part four in a series In the last article the focus was on the adventures of Emma Riley Macon who left Winchester, Virginia just prior to the Union occupation by Union General Nathanial Banks, but it focused on her experiences … Continue reading

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The Women of Winchester (part 2): The Beginning of the Civil War

Today we welcome back guest author Virginia Bensen. Part two in a series. In April of 1861, the State of Virginia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy.  Although this was an uncertain time for everyone in Winchester, Virginia it … Continue reading

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