Tag Archives: Loudoun County

An Eagle Cake on the Fourth of July

John S. Mosby It has been a few years since I posted the story below but it still resonates every year with me because of the incredible feat the women of Point of Rocks, Maryland, accomplished: creating a 25 foot … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Gravel Roads

If you’ve had the opportunity to explore Loudoun County, Virginia, and trace the routes of campaigns or troop movements through the area, you’ve probably driven the narrow gravel roads which are nearly unchanged through the centuries. On October 31, 2020, … Continue reading

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“Moulded in the form of a spread eagle”: Mosby’s Rangers, the Fourth of July, and a Dispute Over Cake

Independence Day in 1864 seemed like it could have been the last such celebration for the United States. The Presidential Election of 1864 loomed four months in the future, and a Lincoln reelection seemed very much in doubt. Jubal Early’s … Continue reading

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