Stolen ‘Stonewall’ Jackson sign back at headquarters

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Posted: June 21, 2013

The Winchester Star

Alan Jackson (left) and David McLaughlin pose with the sign that formerly denoted the site of Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s headquarters.
This bronze plaque for the American Legion is attached to the sign stolen from the historic building. The theft was apparently a college prank.
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society board member David McLaughlin holds a sign stolen from the “Stonewall” Jackson headquarters building in Winchester in 1962 and recently returned to him. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)


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