The Story of Winchester in Virginia: The Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley

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Heritage Books, 2009 - History - 336 pages
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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 gatewa
 

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Contents

The Historical Background
13
The Local Geography
22
Lord Fairfax and the Northern Neck
29
The Beginnings of Winchester
34
t Winchester as a Frontier Town
43
War with the French and Indians
61
Later Colonial Period
83
The Middle Period
96
Journalism and Literature
223
The Educational Record
231
The Cemeteries
246
The Recent Period
252
A Inhabitants of 1788
266
B LotOwners 1782
272
Civil Officers
273
French and Indian War
276

An Annalistic Chapter
115
Winchesters Railroads
128
The Public Square
134
War and its Forerunners
143
Military Events of 186465
159
Behind the Southern Lines
179
Bench Bar and Legislative
196
The Churches and the Fraternities
205
E Revolutionary War
280
F Soldiers of 1812
283
G Civil War
284
H Soldiers of the World War
301
General Index
315
Index of Names
322
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About the author (2009)

Frederic Morton was born Fritz Mandelbaum on October 5, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. He fled with his family to Britain in 1939 and immigrated to New York City the following year. The senior Mandelbaum changed the family name in order to join an anti-Semitic labor union. Morton went to a trade school and became a baker. He later attended City College of New York and Columbia University, where he studied literature. His best-known work was The Rothschilds, about the banking family, which became a Broadway show. His other nonfiction works included A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888-1889, Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913-1914, and a memoir, Runaway Waltz. He wrote several novels during his lifetime including The Hound, The Schatten Affair, Snow Gods, An Unknown Woman, and The Forever Street. In 2002, the city of Vienna distributed 100,000 copies of The Forever Street to residents for free. He received the Cross of Honor for Arts and Sciences in 2003. He died on April 20, 2015 at the age of 90.

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