“Fighting for Freedom”: Marker dedication draws big crowd

Here was the view today as we dedicated and unveiled the Fighting for Freedom marker in Leesburg: My rough count – over 200 people in attendance.  A number that is higher than almost every sesquicentennial event we’ve had in Loudoun County.  The only one I can recall with a larger attendance was the Balls BluffContinue reading ““Fighting for Freedom”: Marker dedication draws big crowd”

Fighting for Freedom: Leesburg’s newest Civil War marker, and first for the African-American contribution

Earlier this week, the Civil War Trails marker team installed this marker at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia: The full text and location details are up at HMDB (of course!).  The entry also has photos of four veterans’ tombstones mentioned in the marker text.  There will be a dedication ceremony for this marker onContinue reading “Fighting for Freedom: Leesburg’s newest Civil War marker, and first for the African-American contribution”

Marching Through Loudoun: June 27, 1863

In contrast to previous days, June 27th was a relatively orderly crossing at Edwards Ferry. While serious command issues rose and came to a sharp conclusion, the troops kept crossing the river. At least through the morning, Major-General Winfield S. Hancock remained in the Edwards Ferry vicinity, tracking movements. First in the line of marchContinue reading “Marching Through Loudoun: June 27, 1863”