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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All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.