Friday, August 20, 2010

Jackson's Headquarters



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

This house in Winchester, Virginia, was the headquarters of General Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson, CSA, during the winter of 1861 - 62. At the time Jackson was in command of the Valley District of Virginia.

24 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning George, This is a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a nice weekend.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Such a pretty home...Have a great weekend George!!!

rainfield61 said...

Jackson was in command of the valley District of Virginia; you are in command of the same place right now. You have captured it.

Sunny said...

What a grand old house. I would love to visit this area with all its history.
☼ Sunny
P.S. As far as I know the Quonquont Farm (from my post) is still in business. They have a website, http://www.quonquont.com/, if you want to take a look. Have a great weekend :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for the interesting photo!

sEy said...

what a nice home it is. thanks for sharing it with us (the picture and its story) Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

you know from all my comments I love old houses. this one is special

Ginny said...

Would they let you in? You know by now that this is always the first question I ask when I see a building of any kind on someone's blog! Someone should plant some flowers, too.

Carletta said...

I'm with Ginny - could you go in?
Just thinking he actually spent time in the house is pretty awesome.
Isn't Winchester a quaint little town. We've passed through a couple of times on the way to see our son.

A Lady's Life said...

Looks so peaceful I can imagine it during those times.

LV said...

What a lovely, old stately home. I am sure it holds a lot of great things and memories.

Reader Wil said...

What a lovely house! It must have been a delight to live there. I noticed that I should brush up my knowledge of American history!
Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

It is so good that your important buildings. New Zealand is very young, and when Edmund Hillary died, they donated his house, but the government didn't want to take it.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This looks like a lovely home.I would like to see the interior.
Blessings,Ruth

SandyCarlson said...

That War. Every time I come South, I feel the pain from a different perspective.

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful place. I wonder what it looked like and if the original owners got it back after the war. MB

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Stonewall Jackson was a most interesting individual, to say the least. Great Photo.

~Ron

imac said...

Posh place George.

Picturit said...

Nice place very pictureque. Kev UK

EG Wow said...

I love stately older homes. This one looks to be well kept.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Such a lovely home!
Awesome picture!

Have a great Sunday!
~B

Cheryl said...

A very grand home indeed. I would love to take a peek inside!

Tammie Lee said...

so wonderful that you and your honey visit so many wonderful places!

KathyA said...

Lovely old home!