Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A “Malicious Design”
Burning the Winchester Medical College
Winchester's Confederate sympathizers took some solace from the belief that the Federals had not retrieved Brown's skeleton but that of an unidentified person. Local diarist Mary Greenhow Lee wrote the day after the fire that Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire had removed Brown's skeleton from the premises before Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson evacuated Winchester two months earlier. Lee regarded McGuire's action as "foiling" in advance the "malicious design" of
Watson Brown Courtesy West Virginia State Archives
Col. George L. Beal Courtesy Nicholas Picerno Collection
Wincheter, 1856 painting by Edward Beyer, with detail of the Winchester Medical College Courtesy Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Dr. Hugh Holmes McGuire founded Winchester Medical College in 1847. His son, Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire, was Gen. Jackson's physician. Courtesy Handley Library Archives
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails, Shenandoah at War.
Location. 39° 11.113′ N, 78° 10.225′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Boscawen Street (U.S. 50) and North Stewart Street, on the right when traveling west on West Boscawen Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 W Boscawen St, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daniel Morgan House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catherine B. Conrad Little-Holiday House (about 600 feet away); Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron (about 600 feet away); Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd (about 700 feet away); Braddock Street Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheridan’s Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s Office (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
Categories. • Education • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by T. Elizabeth Renich of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on November 21, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2018, by T. Elizabeth Renich of Winchester, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.