Sarah, Lizzie, and Lida

Last week I was working an educational program and I had the opportunity to tell one of my favorite local stories from the Civil War - the story of the Waterford News. Little did I know that it would lead me down another research rabbit hole. I've mentioned the paper before, but for those unfamiliar … Continue reading Sarah, Lizzie, and Lida

Blood on the Snow- Cole vs Mosby on Loudoun Heights

In the wake of their defeat at Five Points the survivors of Cole's Cavalry returned to their winter encampment on Loudoun Heights to lick their wounds. The first few days were tense. One trooper later recalled how "For a time the men were cautions and never undressed at night. Then arms were kept always within … Continue reading Blood on the Snow- Cole vs Mosby on Loudoun Heights