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Over $10,000 in Kernstown Civil War Memorabilia Stolen

3 October 2018 News


Over $10,000 in Civil War memorabilia was stolen from the Kernstown Battlefield Association’s visitor’s center.

Associate Vice President Susan Golden was quoted as saying that the burglary was discovered Saturday (9/29/18) morning by a volunteer. The burglar stole many items made shortly after the Civil War, including six pistols dating from 1844 to 1860 as well as a carbine and double barreled shotgun, spent rounds and a cartridge box, a primer pouch, around 100 buttons, and two swords made in 1873. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Amanda Behan said the robbery took place sometime between September 21st and Saturday. Golden said that stolen memorabilia is frequently sold online, and that the burglar ignored an iPad in the center and the cash register.

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