150 Years Ago: Fighting at Upperville

The forth major cavalry action of the Gettysburg campaign concluded this evening 150 years ago at Upperville, Virginia.  As with Middleburg, I’m not going to attempt to improve upon the maps and narrative offered from the ABPP study of the Loudoun Valley cavalry actions.  Instead let me offer some of my favorite photos from visitsContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Fighting at Upperville”

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”

Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville 150ths

June will be a busy month. As mentioned earlier, on June 8, we have the Brandy Station Tour. Later in the month, we have several sesquicentennial events related to the Gettysburg Campaign here in Loudoun County. The first of which are observances of the fighting through Loudoun Valley. The Mosby Heritage Area Association hosts severalContinue reading “Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville 150ths”