L315 Summer 2018 Loudoun County: The Site of Confederate Cavalry Commander JEB Stuart’s “Most Difficult Achievement”
Thursday, 9:40–11:05, July 12
Instructor: Jim Lewis
Most are aware that JEB Stuart arrived at Gettysburg, the seminal battle of the Civil War, too late to effectively assist Robert E. Lee and his army. Many consider his capture of a supply train in Rockville, MD, and subsequent transport to Gettysburg the primary reason. However, another factor seriously affecting his timely arrival took place at the end of Seneca Road in Loudoun County, late June 27 to early June 28, 1863. This is definitely a story for those interested in local history.
Jim Lewis is a noted Civil War and World War II historian, lecturer, and tour guide. He has also authored numerous historical markers and been the keynote speaker for their dedications. In recognition of his many local historical contributions, he was designated “Lord Fairfax” by the Hunter Mill District