Stonewall Jackson and Winchester, Virginia

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This book deals with Stonewall Jackson and his relationship with the town of Winchester, Virginia, and will cover the period beginning in June, 1861 and end with his death in May, 1863. Many accounts of Jackson's life describe him as peculiar both in his habits and in his religious beliefs. For most Americans, particularly today, those character traits are somewhat strange. But to the people of Winchester, Virginia during the 1860s, they were neither strange nor peculiar because they represented the beliefs of the vast majority of the people of the Shenandoah Valley. This, plus his spectacular successes on the battlefield in the Shenandoah Valley endeared the people of Winchester to Jackson in a way that no other personality ever did (and that includes a 10 year stay in the town by George Washington).
ISBN: 9781609495305
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Civil War
Images: 58
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jerry W Holsworth, who is the 2012 Winchester, Frederick County Historian of the Year for his book Civil War Winchester, is an assistant archivist at the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, in Winchester, Virginia. He is also a docent at the George Washington Office Museum, which is run by the Winchester, Frederick County Historical Society, and a sportswriter for the Winchester Star. Jerry has led tours of the historical sites around Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley for various groups, including the Winchester, Frederick County Visitors Center. He is also the author of many magazine articles for various publications, including Civil War Times, Blue and Gray magazine, the Washington Times, Cobblestone magazine and Potomac magazine. A native of Dallas, Texas, he has resided in Winchester for over twenty-five years.
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