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“Do not expect to enter my house, if you disobey my orders.”

August 7, 2011 by

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It’s just one example of what likely occurred in many a Virginia household, in 1861, and even later. Yet, popular contemporary “memory” of Virginia, at war on the side of the Southern Confederacy, seems to have no, or very little “recollection” of such instances. The following comes to us via the August 7, 1861 issue […]

Three generations of Conrads from Winchester

July 16, 2011 by

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As those who read this blog know, I have a couple of interests other than the American Civil War, and, occasionally, wires cross… not for the worse, but usually resulting in something interesting. Take for example, my interests in the 116th Infantry from the Shenandoah Valley in the First World War. One of the men […]

The Shenandoah Valley’s Delegates to the 1861 Virginia Secession Convention

April 16, 2008 by

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I realized that I should have included this with my earlier posts about the vote for secession in the Shenandoah Valley. This is a record of the vote from Virginia’s Secession Convention. Keep in mind that these votes were made on April 4 and April 17 respectively. The public vote on secession did not come […]