Marching Through Loudoun: June 24, 1863

Today (June 24) in 1863, from his headquarters at Fairfax Courthouse, Major-General Joseph Hooker forwarded an assessment of the situation to Major-General Henry Halleck in Washington. He dismissed any Confederate advances into Pennsylvania as only for “plunder,” and something best confronted by the militia.  In Hooker’s estimate, no other troops, save those of Lieutenant-General RichardContinue reading “Marching Through Loudoun: June 24, 1863”

Marching Through Loudoun: June 23, 1863

June 23, 1863 was another day with no major troop movements in Loudoun County.  At this time five infantry corps and the cavalry corps camped across Loudoun. The remainder of the Army of the Potomac sat just across the county line in Fairfax and Prince William Counties.  For all the potential energy, the army lackedContinue reading “Marching Through Loudoun: June 23, 1863”

Marching Through Loudoun: June 21, 1863

There was not much marching through Loudoun on June 21, 1863.  With Second Corps closing on Thoroughfare Gap (lead elements reach there on June 20 and the remainder on June 21), Major-General Joseph Hooker had a line of infantry along the Bull Run-Catoctin line.  The arrival of the Second Corps allowed Colonel John B. McIntosh’sContinue reading “Marching Through Loudoun: June 21, 1863”