Marching Through Loudoun: June 20, 1863

At 4 a.m. on this day (June 20) in 1863, General Henry Slocum forwarded a report to the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac. The content in the message was, for the most part, just a repeat of the previous day’s correspondence – need a bridge at Edwards Ferry, redoubts cover that crossing point,Continue reading “Marching Through Loudoun: June 20, 1863”

Marching Through Loudoun: June 19, 1863

I like comparing situations across time to help with frame of reference. For instance at this time in 1863, the Army of the Potomac was oriented to the west. The last time the army had faced west to give battle was at Antietam. Days before that bloody battle, the Army of the Potomac marched outContinue reading “Marching Through Loudoun: June 19, 1863”

Roads to Gettysburg – Marching through Loudoun

I mentioned these events earlier, but let me post a reminder today: Roads to Gettysburg – The Army of the Potomac Marching through Loudoun During the last week of June 1863, most of the Federal Army of the Potomac crossed through Loudoun County marching north in pursuit of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army ofContinue reading “Roads to Gettysburg – Marching through Loudoun”