Tag Archives: Winchester

One-tank trips: Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

The historic courthouse (20 N. Loudoun Street) on the pedestrian mall in downtown Winchester, Virginia, has been nicely restored and is open as a Civil War museum. It commemorates the soldiers from local communities and the many battles that were … Continue reading

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87th PA officer escaped from prison after being captured at 2nd Winchester: Part 1

William Henry Harrison “Harry” Welsh, according to longtime York-area researcher and historian Dennis W. Brandt, was a Hanover native who spent much of his boyhood hanging around Henry Snyder’s blacksmith shop, which was in a building owned by Harry’s father. … Continue reading

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87th Pennsylvania at Second Winchester is topic of York CWRT meeting on June 15

Two soldiers of the 87th Pennsylvania posed for a photographer in York, Pennsylvania, early in the Civil War (Joseph Shane collection). The 87th Pennsylvania was primarily raised in York and Adams counties in the fall of 1861 and assigned to … Continue reading

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Newly released book includes accounts of the local 87th Pennsylvania Infantry at Second Winchester

The 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry was primarily raised in York, Pennsylvania, with a few companies originating in neighboring Adams County. Many of its soldiers were farmers, mechanics, laborers, clerks, and other local patriotic men (and a few boys) who … Continue reading

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Stonewall Jackson and Winchester, Virginia is Topic at York CWRT on August 21

The York CWRT will feature author and historian Jerry W.¬†Holsworth at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. ¬†The meeting will be held at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. in downtown York, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Road trip! Second Battle of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley: Part 2

This monument is on US Route 11, the Martinsburg Pike, northeast of Winchester, Virginia. It commemorates the gallant defense of a bridge over a nearby railroad by a single battery of Confederate artillery during the June 15, 1863, battle at … Continue reading

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Road trip! Second Battle of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley: Part 1

I recently spent a wonderful morning touring the Second Winchester battlefield in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with fellow authors Scott C. Patchan and Eric J. Wittenberg. Eric and I are researching the battle for a new full-length book we envision on … Continue reading

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