Efforts to replace the Balls Bluff marker

If you track the local news here in Loudoun County, an article which ran in Leesburg Today mentioned efforts to replace a highway marker lost during the fall.  The marker noted the battle of Balls Bluff, fought October 21, 1861.  Originally, I noticed the marker was “down” in November.  It appeared over the years theContinue reading “Efforts to replace the Balls Bluff marker”

We took Fleetwood Hill. Brandy Station win!

I had the pleasure of attending Governor Bob McDonnell’s press conference today announcing some $2.25 million from the Virginia Civil War Sites Preservation Fund applied to battlefield acquisitions. The grants applied to preserve some 1,265 total acres on twelve battlefields – Appomattox Court House, Ball’s Bluff, Beaver Dam Creek (Mechanicsville), Cedar Creek, Chancellorsville, Deep Bottom,Continue reading “We took Fleetwood Hill. Brandy Station win!”

Balls Bluff preservation efforts from CWT

Usually when I write about a preservation effort, it is about some place a good distance away in someone else’s back yard. Well here’s one that IS in my back yard. Most of the Balls Bluff battlefield is today within the boundaries of the Balls Bluff regional park and the Veterans’ Park to the north.Continue reading “Balls Bluff preservation efforts from CWT”