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Saving History Saturday: First Maine Cavalry Honored at Middleburg

On June 22, 2019, over 70 people gathered at Mt. Defiance Historical Park in Middleburg, Virginia to dedicate a new Civil War monument – and to honor the men of the First Maine Cavalry. Perched along the Ashby’s Gap Turnpike, … Continue reading

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1st Massachusetts Cavalry Monument at Aldie

Last week, I had an opportunity to stop at the Aldie battlefield in Loudoun County, Virginia. Fought on June 17, 1863, it was the first of three clashes in the Loudoun Valley as Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton … Continue reading

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