On Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, no less than five of the Loudoun County’s leading history and historical preservation organizations will sponsor a “Special History Panel Discussion” on the Civil War, its impact, and implications for Loudoun County.

The program will include:

Welcoming Remarks by Phyllis Randall, Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and Catoctin District Supervisor, Geary Higgins, followed by:

Lee Stone–The Loudoun Rangers: A Union Battalion in Loudoun County

Kevin Grigsby–From Loudoun to Glory: African American Soldiers in the Civil War

Pastor Michelle Thomas–Unknown No Longer: African American Burial Grounds After the Civil War

Bronwen Souders & Lee Lawrence–Faith, Freedom and the Conflict of Slavery

Donna Bohanon–Free Black Communities and People before the Civil War

Donald Cooper–The History of Loudoun’s Confederate Statue

Kevin Pawlak–Confederate Soldiers and Civilians: Loudoun During the War

 The Discussion is Free and Open to the Public