September 23, 2009

Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester

I'd been to Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester some years back on a field trip and I wanted Frank to see it. He had seen the exterior but the interior is more interesting. There are many antique and historic items to see and they are nicely displayed.

The house was once owned by Lt. Col. Lewis Moore, an ancestor of actress Mary Tyler Moore. She has visited the house and contributed to its restoration. The house is open to visitors from April through October.


This house was used by Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, then commanding the Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia, as his official headquarters from November 1861, to March, 1862, when he left Winchester to begin his famous Valley Campaign.

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