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Maid of Winchester-6th LA Reg

Maid of Winchester
Presented with a medal by Louisiana ex-Confederates

Winchester, Va., January 28-(Special)-Mrs. Elizabeth Yonley Heironimus, of this city, has just been presented with a costly gold medal by the surviving members of the Sixth Louisiana Regiment, in recognition of her heroic services to the wounded soldiers of that command during the battle of Winchester on June 14, 1863. Mrs. Heironimus was then Lizzie Yonley, living just beyond the town limits, and was admiringly called "The Maid of Winchester" by the Louisianians. During the battle Lizzie Yonley exposed herself to a sharp Federal fire, and assisted not only in ministering to the wounded on the battle-field, but helped to carry them to her home. After the war the members of the Sixth Louisiana desired to make some recognition of her services, but Miss Yonley had married and moved away from Winchester. Recently she was located in Knoxville, Tenn., and the medal suitably inscribed presented to her.

Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, VA) 29 Jan 1901