Winchester 02-21: Winchester Virginian

Starting Date: Mid-September 1843

Ending Date: early August 1848

Publication Frequency: Weekly

Proprietors: John C. Bowyer


John C. Bowyer (1803-80) acquired the Virginian in mid-September 1843 with approbation of local Democratic party leaders; he continued in that role until it became clear that the party would lose the 1848 presidential election; he then sold the weekly paper to Edward C. Bruce (1825-1900), in combination with Charlestown lawyers J. W. Beller (1820-77) and A.J. O'Bannon (1815-60).

Winchester Virginian is part of the Winchester Gazette Lineage. For detailed information on all the variants in the Winchester Gazette Lineage, see here.

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