Ride with ‘Stonewall’ gives close view of war

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Posted: April 27, 2013

Special to The Winchester Star

This late 19th century view of Ferry Hill Place (atop the hill) was made from the Potomac River. It was the home of Henry Kyd Douglas, the youngest staff officer with Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
This wartime (circa 1862) view of Shepherdstown, complete with its burned bridge piers, was made from the hillside near Ferry Hill Place, the home of Confederate officer Henry Kyd Douglas.
Maj. Henry Kyd Douglas poses for a wartime portrait in his uniform.
This is an 1860 advertisement for Douglas’ law practice, from the Shepherdstown Register.


On June 14, 1861, a detachment of Confederate soldiers marched along the muddy roads from Harpers Ferry to Shepherdstown with incendiary aims.

Forced to evacuate from their…

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