Another event coming up in the next few months that I’d bring to your attention: Loudoun County Public Library’s program of “Hops and History” aims to bring history out to a less formal setting. In this case, Dragon Hops Brewing, in Purcellville, Virginia. My talk will focus on the Army of the Potomac’s movements throughContinue reading “Hops and History – September 20”
A fine lineup for “Roads to Gettysburg” hosted by Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours, July 24-29. I’ll be speaking there on the Federal march through Loudoun County and crossing at Edwards Ferry.
On June 28, 1863, Captain William W. Folwell lamented on the wait for the rear guard to cross the bridges at Edwards Ferry, as his command prepared to remove those pontoons. June 29th found his company BEING the rear guard of the Army of the Potomac. This was a two letter day for Folwell. TheContinue reading “The Folwell letters, June 29, 1863: “Co. I is rear guard of the grand army””