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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 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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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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The Women of Winchester, Virginia

We are happy to welcome guest author Virginia R. Bensen. This is the introduction to a series of articles that will follow over the next few months about the Civil War women of Winchester, Virginia. What is interesting about these … Continue reading

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