Winchester 02-20: Winchester Virginian

Starting Date: By April 13, 1842

Ending Date: mid-September 1843

Publication Frequency: Weekly

Proprietors: Lewis Eichelberger


Sometime between issues of December 16, 1840 and April 13, 1842 – most likely in early 1841 – Eichelberger resumed sole ownership of paper, and continued in that role until mid-September 1843; he conveyed the journal to writer John C. Bowyer (1803-80) at that time with approbation of local Democratic party leaders who were seeking to overcome the Whig domination of state and national offices established in the 1840 cycle.

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