LFCC Civil War Seminar Focuses on Second Battle of Winchester

For Immediate Release:
September 20, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
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Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – The city of Winchester was impacted by the Civil War by battles fought in the city and its surrounding area. Jonathan A. Noyalas, adjunct history instructor at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and director of the College’s Center for Civil War History, will explore the Second Battle of Winchester during a one-day seminar on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the first time LFCC has offered a seminar focusing on the Second Battle of Winchester.

The seminar will provide an in-depth examination of the Second Battle of Winchester, which took place June 12-15, 1863 and was the prelude to the Battle of Gettysburg. The seminar will begin with a classroom lecture examining Union Gen. Robert H. Milroy’s occupation of Winchester in 1863. Following the lecture, students will visit sites associated with Milroy’s occupation of Winchester and trace the footsteps of Milroy’s Union forces and Gen. Richard Ewell’s Confederates during the Second Battle of Winchester.

Noyalas has authored or edited five books on Civil War-era history, including “‘My Will is Absolute Law’: A Biography of Union General Robert H. Milroy” and “Plagued by War: Winchester, Virginia, During the Civil War.” He has also authored numerous articles, essays and reviews on Civil War-era topics. Active in battlefield preservation, Noyalas serves on the board of directors of the Kernstown Battlefield Association and the interpretation and education committee of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.

For more information or to register, individuals may visit http://www.lfccworkforce.com, call (540) 868-7021 or stop by the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at LFCC’s Middletown Campus.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.