Join author Jerry Holsworth as he discusses his new book, "Stonewall Jackson & Winchester, Virginia" at The Manassas Museum.
Nearby Winchester was a strategically important town that switched between Confederate and Union control at least 70 times during the Civil War. Many of the townspeople though, reserved their loyalty for the famous Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.
The relationship between Jackson and the town of Winchester began early in the war, in June 1861, and lasted until his early death on May 10, 1863.
Holsworth chronicles the relationship between Jackson and the soldiers and townspeople of Winchester with information gathered from diaries, letters, journals and newspaper articles. Holsworth also recounts stories of the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, the battles that forever cemented Jackson's place in Winchester history.
"Stonewall Jackson & Winchester, Virginia" is available at Echoes, the Manassas Museum store.
Join us in Prince William County this fall as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Events include bus tours, two day symposium, a feature exhibit and a weekend commemoration on the anniversary.
Discover Prince William & Manassas has created a Civil War Experience Pass that gives visitors admission into 6 Historic sites at a 50% discount off the regular retail price.
BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD
Prince William & Manassas, Virginia offers hundreds of entertainment, shopping and dining possibilities. After a day of touring historic battlefields or participating in a 150th Commemoration event, consider some of these things to do... [Read More]