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The Story of Winchester in Virginia: The Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley.
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The Story of Winchester in Virginia: The Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley. Frederic Morton. Paperback, (1925), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 342 pp.
Winchester was the capital of the Northern Neck of VA for almost 40 years, headquarters for George Washington during his military apprenticeship, the earliest county seat in the Appalachian region, a center of trade in the pre-railroad era, and the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley—a fiercely contested possession during the Civil War. Topics include the early history of VA, Lord Fairfax, the Shawnees, the Braddock Expedition, the John Brown raid, the Romney expedition, military events, churches, cemeteries, and much more… Lists of names include inhabitants c.1788, lot-owners c.1782, civil officers, and men serving in the French & Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World War I.