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Winchester on the Eve of Civil War

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February 2014

Winchester on the Eve of Civil War

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall,
600 MILLWOOD AVE., Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Now Near Prospect of Civil Fratricidal War: Winchester on the Eve of Civil War begins at 7 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. While Winchester’s Civil War story is well known, few have examined Winchester’s experiences on the eve of our American Iliad. This presentation will cover the wide-ranging reactions of Winchester’s population to the events of John Brown’s raid, the varied attitudes toward secession in this community, and what ultimately prompted loyalties to shift from pro-Union to ardently pro-Confederate…

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