The Civil War in Loudoun County, Virginia: A History of Hard Times

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A no-man's land through which raiding armies frequently passed, Loudoun County, Virginia, was itself a land of divided loyalties—one in three voters rejected secession in 1861—but with each new regiment came strengthened resolve to salvage their shattered lives despite defeat and military occupation. In this look at Loudoun County's role in the Civil War, historian Stevan Meserve narrates not only the large-scale fighting at Ball's Bluff in 1861 and in the Loudoun Valley cavalry battles of 1863, but also the lives of the citizens who sacrificed their crops and livestock, cared for the wounded and buried the dead of storied regiments such as White's Comanches, Cole's Potomac Home Brigade, Mosby's Rangers and the Independent Loudoun Rangers. Drawing upon military accounts and other historical documents, The Civil War in Loudoun County celebrates their eventual triumph and the vibrant communities that exist today.
ISBN: 9781596293786
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Civil War
Images: 41
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Steve Meserve is a proposal writer and editor for SRA International. He has also been an editor with The Skirmish Line Magazine and Civil War Magazine; a tour guide for the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services; Secretary of the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society; and the Executive Secretary of the North-South Skirmish Association.