Winchester 02-23: Winchester Virginian

Starting Date: By January 21, 1857

Ending Date: February 27, 1862

Publication Frequency: Weekly

Proprietors: John J. Palmer


John J. Palmer (1807-79) acquired the Virginian from E. C. Bruce sometime in winter of 1856-57, and remained sole proprietor until publication ceased with issue of February 27, 1862. Winchester was occupied by Federal forces on March 12, 1862; Palmer's press was used by printers in 5th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers to issue two numbers (March 18th & 22nd) of The Connecticut Fifth; that unit then left the city and either destroyed or took away that press, so preventing Palmer from restarting his weekly.

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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