September 19, 2014

Confederate Soldier, Winchester

In front of the old Court House in Winchester, Virginia stands this memorial to Confederate Soldiers. This seems appropriate to share today, the 150th anniversary of the Third Battle of Winchester, although not everyone in Winchester was a Confederate sympathizer.

Third Winchester, also known as the Battle of Opequon, is not one of the most famous battles of the Civil War but it was a significant Union victory. I've shared several posts about Third Winchester previously.


6 comments:

  1. A nice memorial and post. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend to you!

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  2. As I recall, that town saw a tremendous number of battles and skirmishes through the war. And there were any number of Virginians who didn't like secession and fought for the Union.

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  3. I am not familiar with the battle but appreciate the monument.

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  4. Nice to learn a bit of history...Have a great weekend♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/stroller-ride/

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  5. Nice shots. I like the one of the monument.

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  6. No shame in honoring the fallen warriors. The numbers were really staggering on both sides.

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