Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable

Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable

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Leesburg's position at the very northernmost section of Virginia placed the town at the fore of the Civil War. Shortly after the state's secession, authorities considered the town's location and security. However, not until after the battle of Balls Bluff were deliberate steps taken to fortify the town. Even after Confederate evacuation of Loudoun County in the spring of 1862, these fortifications played a role in the campaigns that followed. Today, a surprising number of these fortification sites are preserved, if under increasing pressure from development. NOTE: This will be a Facebook Live Presentation.
Often cited as "Grant's First Battle," tonight we take a look at the November 7, 1861 battle of Belmont, fought in southeast Missouri. We will consider this small action in context of the larger play for control of the state of Missouri and of the Mississippi River. This will be a LIVE Facebook event.
Live again! This week's presentation is part 2 of a set detailing the Morris Island Campaign, June - September, 1863. The second part details the siege phase of the campaign. Come along for a trip to the beach.... well a battled over beach!
This week's Live topic - the Morris Island Campaign, Part I, June 1863. Federal efforts to secure Morris Island by direct infantry assault initially succeed. But they are stopped cold at Battery Wagner. This sets up one of the war's best documented siege operations, extending to the first week of September, 1863. This week we will cover the first part, the "maneuver" portion, of this campaign.
Placeholder for our next scheduled Facebook Live presentation. Tentative topic - The Battle of Island No. 10. But subject to change. Stay tuned!
Our Next Live Presentation: April 21, at 6:30 PM.

Topic: The Battle of Island No. 10.

Early in 1862, the Lincoln Administration pressed forward the strategic goal of suppressing the Confederacy by restricting trade and dividing the southern states along major rivers. The Mississippi River was a foremost target within that plan. The Confederates, however, recognized the vulnerability and quickly moved to secure "Old Man River" from Kentucky to New Orleans as a vital seam to their fledgling nation. Island No. 10 was part of those Confederate defenses. Within a treacherous double horseshoe bend of the river, the Island was the perfect location to prevent Federal descent on the Mississippi River. Starting in late February, the Federals conducted combined operations, featuring a Navy flotilla of ironclad riverboats commanded by Flag Officer Andrew Foote and an Army column of 23,000 under Major-General John Pope. Opposing them was a Confederate force of 7,000 under command of Northern Virginia native Brigadier-General William Mackall. As the campaign unfolded, the Federals struggled against geography, terrain, inter-service rivalries, and the river itself just to bring the battle to Mackall's defenses. This presentation will focus on those operations leading to an important, but often overlooked, early war Federal victory. The victory at Island No. 10 propelled John Pope to higher command in the Eastern Theater, and down a road lading to Second Manassas. But cast in context to other events from the spring of 1862, we first see the "Anaconda" constricting the Confederacy.
Join us for a live stream presentation about Civil War artillery tactics.

The second Tuesday of the month is normally my roundtable night. As we are unable to do that due to the COVID 19 response, would like to share a presentation I've given in the past to other roundtables regarding the evolution of American artillery tactics leading up to the Civil War.
Join us for a live stream presentation about Civil War artillery tactics.

The second Tuesday of the month is normally my roundtable night. As we are unable to do that due to the COVID 19 response, would like to share a presentation I've given in the past to other roundtables regarding the evolution of American artillery tactics leading up to the Civil War.

The Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable (LCCWRT) promotes and further stimulates interest in all aspects and phases of the Civil War period.

The round table meets second Tuesday of the month except for January and February. Meetings start at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments are provided at 7 PM. Attendance is free for the first meeting. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in our county’s history during the period of the Civil War. Informed speakers present battles, leaders and life on the home front and audience participation is e

Operating as usual

03/01/2022

March 2022 Meeting: The Seminary Hospital at Gettysburg

Our March meeting, the first of 2022, is in person at at Senior Center of Leesburg, at 102 North Street NW, Leesburg VA 20175. This is just a few blocks north of our usual meeting location. Again, we will NOT meet at Thomas Balch Library, but instead at the Senior Center of Leesburg.

As this is our first meeting of 2022, we will have some business and administration to get out of the way during the meeting.

Speaker: Codie Eash

Location: Senior Center of Leesburg, at 102 North Street NW, Leesburg VA 20175

Meeting time: 7:30 p.m., March 8, 2022. Please plan to arrive early so we can get organized and get re-acquainted.

Topic: The Seminary Hospital at Gettysburg

Gettysburg’s first Lutheran Seminary edifice stood for three decades by the time of the great battle, serving as a home and workplace for dozens of students, faculty, and staff on the campus of the theological school. Yet on July 1, 1863, one veteran remembered, the five-story brick structure “changed from the halls of learning to a scene of bloodshed and carnage” as hundreds of wounded soldiers sought refuge and care within its walls.

Join Codie Eash of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center as he explores the origins of the Seminary Hospital, the personal stories of its patients, and its legacy as one of the largest and longest-serving military medical facilities anywhere on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Codie Eash serves as Director of Education and Museum Operations at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center in Gettysburg, and is a 2014 graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor degree in communication/journalism and held a minor in history. In addition to museum tours and interpretation, he lectures for National Park Service sites, historical societies, Civil War roundtables, educational groups, and other organizations. He has published articles and essays in local newspapers, regional magazines, and national history journals. Codie is a founding contributor to the collaborative project Pennsylvania in the Civil War; writes book reviews for Civil War Monitor; and maintains the Facebook blog “Codie Eash – Writer and Historian,” which primarily focuses on the Civil War era.

It's now easier to send Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable a message. 10/26/2021

It's now easier to send Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable a message.

It's now easier to send Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable a message.

06/09/2020

Leesburg Fortified!

Leesburg's position at the very northernmost section of Virginia placed the town at the fore of the Civil War. Shortly after the state's secession, authorities considered the town's location and security. However, not until after the battle of Balls Bluff were deliberate steps taken to fortify the town. Even after Confederate evacuation of Loudoun County in the spring of 1862, these fortifications played a role in the campaigns that followed. Today, a surprising number of these fortification sites are preserved, if under increasing pressure from development. NOTE: This will be a Facebook Live Presentation.

06/02/2020

The Battle of Belmont, Missouri

Often cited as "Grant's First Battle," tonight we take a look at the November 7, 1861 battle of Belmont, fought in southeast Missouri. We will consider this small action in context of the larger play for control of the state of Missouri and of the Mississippi River. This will be a LIVE Facebook event.

05/26/2020
05/05/2020

Live again! This week's presentation is part 2 of a set detailing the Morris Island Campaign, June - September, 1863. The second part details the siege phase of the campaign. Come along for a trip to the beach.... well a battled over beach!

04/28/2020

This week's Live topic - the Morris Island Campaign, Part I, June 1863. Federal efforts to secure Morris Island by direct infantry assault initially succeed. But they are stopped cold at Battery Wagner. This sets up one of the war's best documented siege operations, extending to the first week of September, 1863. This week we will cover the first part, the "maneuver" portion, of this campaign.

04/21/2020

Placeholder for our next scheduled Facebook Live presentation. Tentative topic - The Battle of Island No. 10. But subject to change. Stay tuned!

04/14/2020

Join us for a live stream presentation about Civil War artillery tactics.

The second Tuesday of the month is normally my roundtable night. As we are unable to do that due to the COVID 19 response, would like to share a presentation I've given in the past to other roundtables regarding the evolution of American artillery tactics leading up to the Civil War.

Interview: Quest, “I Held Lincoln” 03/31/2020

Interview: Quest, “I Held Lincoln”

Interview: Quest, “I Held Lincoln” Richard Quest, Author of I Held Lincoln: A Union Soldier’s Journey Home (spoiler alert – this book is much more about the soldier’s journey than about his role in the moments afte…

03/22/2020

UPDATE: Due to local and state policies in response to COVID 19, Balch Library (the venue at which we meet) is closed to the public until further notice. In addition, the library has cancelled all public meetings through the end of June. Given the present ban on public gatherings in excess of ten people, we have decided not to move our April, May, or June meetings to alternate locations. Those meetings/speakers will be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding. Be safe. Wash hands. Social distance. We will look towards alternative means of providing your "Civil War Fix" in spite of the virus!

03/17/2020

Due to the current public safety policies, we at the Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable are cancelling our scheduled April meeting. Please check back with us here on Facebook or on our website for more updates. We will assess the situation regarding future meetings and post notices when we have more information.

04/03/2019

Pickett's Charge is perhaps the most discussed and debated attack during the Civil War. Join us in examining why by walking the footsteps of Loudoun's 8th Virginia infantry during the attack. Follow the link for more information and registration below.

https://bit.ly/2HtvtsP

Timeline Photos 03/12/2019

Timeline Photos

🚨Save the dates!

We are excited to announce our spring lectures and tours. Stay tuned for details on how to register. We hope you can join us for these events and stop by to see our most recent exhibit, “Caught in the Maelstrom of Civil War: Loudoun County Divided”. #loudouncounty #nova #history #museum #civilwar #leesburg #lecture #loudoun #today #visitloudoun #virginia

March 2019 Meeting – Scott Mingus 03/04/2019

March 2019 Meeting – Scott Mingus

Our first meeting of the 2019 season is on March 12. Scott Mingus will discuss JEB Stuart's ride through York County, Pennsylvania. Come join us at Balch Library that evening!

March 2019 Meeting – Scott Mingus The March 2019 meeting kicks off the new year of the Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable. Members, Please give your $25 dues to Gary Mester. Board of Directors, Please stay after for a meeting. Mee…

Schedule 01/14/2019

Schedule

Schedule Speakers and Topics Scheduled for 2019 March 12, 2019—Scott Mingus, Jr. : General JEB Stuart in York County during the Gettysburg Campaign April 9, 2019—Eric Wittenberg : The Battle of Aiken and ca…

Meet the Author: Civil War Historian Scott L. Mingus Sr. 04/04/2018

Meet the Author: Civil War Historian Scott L. Mingus Sr.

Meet the Author: Civil War Historian Scott L. Mingus Sr.

Mobile Uploads 08/12/2015

More vandalism in the National Battlefield Parks....

This is one of the most colorful and artistic interactions with our resources that we have ever seen. However, we must point out that tampering with park property is prohibited and ask that visitors refrain from such expressions in the future.

Balch Library Exhibits Civil War Weapons, Artifacts 08/12/2015

Balch Library Exhibits Civil War Weapons, Artifacts

Balch Library Exhibits Civil War Weapons, Artifacts For the past 30 years, Hillsboro resident John Creamer has gone to countless construction sites in Leesburg and Purcellville to search for...

Schedule 01/12/2015

Schedule

We've posted our 2015 speaker schedule, with a couple of TBDs to work out. Hope to see you all at these excellent talks over the year to come!

Schedule Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable 2015 Speakers March 10 - Stephen Recker - Antietam Photography April 14 - George Franks III - The Battle of Falling Waters May 12 - John Cummings - The Battle of...

Preview: Eric Wittenberg, "'The Devil's to Pay' - John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and... 11/24/2014

Preview: Eric Wittenberg, "'The Devil's to Pay' - John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and...

Preview: Eric Wittenberg, "'The Devil's to Pay' - John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and... New from Savas-Beatie is "The Devil's to Pay" - John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and Walking Tour, by prolific Civil War cavalry author Eric J. Wittenberg. This is the first "book-length study ...

10/14/2014

Update and change for tomorrow night's meeting. Unfortunately Mr. Bearss will not be able to join us. We are working to line up a replacement speaker. And we hope you will still plan on attending - same time, same place. Just different speaker.

06/05/2014

Famous Potomac River Crossing Becomes Regional Park

White's Ford Regional Park to open on Monday.

Famous Potomac River Crossing Becomes Regional Park On Monday, June 9, 2014, NOVA Parks (Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority) will officially open and dedicate White’s Ford Regional Park. The beautiful 295-acre property is located on the shores of the Potomac River just north of Leesburg, and will offer visitors a passive recreational experienc…

Sesquicentennial Committee To Honor Loudoun’s Black Civil War Veterans 04/18/2014

Sesquicentennial Committee To Honor Loudoun’s Black Civil War Veterans

http://www.leesburgtoday.com/news/sesquicentennial-committee-to-honor-loudoun-s-black-civil-war-veterans/article_18b1c804-c672-11e3-9510-001a4bcf887a.html

Sesquicentennial Committee To Honor Loudoun’s Black Civil War Veterans Mount Zion Community Cemetery in Leesburg is the resting place of William Taylor, James Gaskins, Joseph Waters and John Langford, who served with the United States Colored Troops in the Union Army Regiments and U.S. Navy during the Civil War.

Upcoming Civil War Events 04/17/2014

Upcoming Civil War Events

Upcoming Civil War Events The 1851 Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church, on Rt. 50 east of Gilbert’s Corner, will open April 27, for the 2014 season of guided tours conducted on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Anker's Shop and Miskel's Farm: Fighting along the Turnpike 03/25/2014

Anker's Shop and Miskel's Farm: Fighting along the Turnpike

Reminder about Saturday's event.

Anker's Shop and Miskel's Farm: Fighting along the Turnpike Join local Civil War historians, living historians, and the Loudoun County Civil War 150th Committee in lectures commemorating two Civil War actions fought in eastern Loudoun County - Anker's Shop ...

Schedule 02/17/2014

Schedule

The Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable is proud to announce its 2014 schedule of speakers. We have an august list of speakers providing balanced coverage of the Civil War from a sesquicentennial perspective.

Schedule Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable 2014 Speakers March 11 - Rich Gillespie - Mosby: The Gray Ghost in Loudoun, 1864. April 8 - Lee White - Pat Cleburne: Stonewall of the West. May 13 - Jimmy Price...

Two Virginia guerrilla fighters to be commemorated Saturday 01/10/2014

Two Virginia guerrilla fighters to be commemorated Saturday

Two Virginia guerrilla fighters to be commemorated Saturday Col. John S. Mosby’s Loudoun Heights Raid and John W. Mobberly will be the focus of the events.

Two Virginia guerrilla fighters to be commemorated Saturday 01/10/2014

Two Virginia guerrilla fighters to be commemorated Saturday

Brave the weather on Saturday to hear Robert Moore discuss the Loudoun Heights Raid.

Two Virginia guerrilla fighters to be commemorated Saturday Col. John S. Mosby’s Loudoun Heights Raid and John W. Mobberly will be the focus of the events.

Timeline Photos 10/13/2013

Timeline Photos

"The Battle of the Haystacks" was a part of the Battle of Aldie 150 years ago on June 17, 1863. This fight occurred at Furr's Farm, on the sharp bend on Snickersville Turnpike, just before it descends to meet up with Route 50 between Aldie and Middleburg.

Using a stone wall on Furr's Farm, Confederate sharpshooters held off Union forces long enough for reinforcements to arrive and turn the battle into the South's favor.

A new "Civil War Trails" sign has been posted along Route 50 near the battle to teach visitors about this battle, one of several along Route 50 from June 17 to June 21, a screening action by Jeb Stuart's cavalry to prevent the Union from learning Lee was marching north to invade again.

Please join the Loudoun Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee this Thursday the 17th, 2:00pm at the Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast for a ceremony dedicating this new sign.

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Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and Hokie Club Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and Hokie Club
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