The Civil War, Day by Day

The Palace Bar


The Palace Bar

And again they cannot know if it is a final farewell. Throughout the war-torn South, taverns, hotels and gathering spots hosted a succession of farewells. Most featured elements made too familiar by the demands of war: inconvenient timing, an uncertain future, troops waiting for departure, fleeting moments that would soon be no more than memories - and, often, a heart-rending goodbye. In contested countryside like Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where the town of Winchester repeatedly changed hands, the fortunes of war could be especially unpredictable. Moments of normalcy like the murmured endearments of marriage could be rare - and goodbye could be forever.




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